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Wannabe Geek

# 180820 22-Sep-2015 22:36
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I have a query relating to UFB & IP addressing, I am currently on vdsl with static ip address for ease of use with remote camera's & for that static I pay extra $10 month.

So with UFB is the norm a type of static IP address given to you to identify who you are on the network, that you are connected to? Why I ask is that if your IP address stays the same for long periods of time  (say 6 months or longer)I could drop the $10 surcharge for static ip addressing, which would actually make fibre cheaper than my current vdsl connection.

thanks in advance

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  # 1392295 22-Sep-2015 22:36
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  # 1392373 23-Sep-2015 01:05
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Depends entirely on how an ISP has set their network up, and may or may not change between VDSL/UFB.
Some will try and keep the same IP per connection, but could still change. Sometimes known as a sticky IP. Some will provide a new IP each time you reconnect. Some will give a static IP by default. Some will stick you behind CGNAT so that you don't have a public IP address.

From what you've describe it'd probably be worth looking into some form of dynamic DNS service.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 1392404 23-Sep-2015 07:17
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Hey thanks lorenceo for quick reply, I should have been more specific bout which ISP I was referring to but thought I would get more replies under this section. So to be more specific I am with Slingshot, do they provide a sticky ip for ufb?

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  # 1392409 23-Sep-2015 07:25
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This should really be in the Slingshot forum.

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  # 1393000 23-Sep-2015 19:24
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And the static IP probably needs to change anyway if its on a different segment of their network. Its a question for you to call up and ask them, get it escalated until you have an answer.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  # 1393066 23-Sep-2015 20:49
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I don't mind if my static moves to another number, what I'm trying to find out without contacting my ISP, because I surmise if i ask about a static IP they will say yes at the additional cost of $10 per month even if the default is sticky, so I'm trying to find out if it is a sticky or not so I don't have to request a static IP, saving myself $120 per year, plus it will be $5 per month cheaper than my current vdsl connection is.

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Uber Geek


  # 1394000 24-Sep-2015 23:28

Best to ask in the forum of the relevant ISP. The UFB "itself" (the connection between your house and your ISP) is provided at "layer 2" Think of it as the equivalent of a very long Ethernet cable between you and your ISP.  So things like IP addressing, PPP or DHCP, VLAN or not ect. Are entirely up to whatever the ISP decides to do.


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  # 1394001 24-Sep-2015 23:31

Also Bigpipe and maybe a few others, Will provide a static IP for a one off fee instead of as as an ongoing fee. (Think it is $45 for bigpipe) Check with My Republic and Mynxnet. (Might have been provided free on some Spark plans as well)

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