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#265730 7-Feb-2020 16:50
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Not sure what else they use? Public IPs?


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  #2414332 7-Feb-2020 16:53
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Before providing an answer, I guess I should ask, what do you use your internet connection for? that will determine if you need it.




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  #2414333 7-Feb-2020 16:54
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Im not sure, an ever changing IP could be useful, but there are down sides to it>


 
 
 
 


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  #2414334 7-Feb-2020 16:54
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Depends what you need it for?  If you need it... get it i.e. do you need it for a security system, gaming or something?


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  #2414335 7-Feb-2020 16:55
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If you don't know if you need a static IP, you don't need a static IP.  




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  #2414336 7-Feb-2020 17:02
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Hmmm more reliable DNS setup and Voice/Video conferencing systems?




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  #2414337 7-Feb-2020 17:04
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Goosey:

 

gaming or something?

 



Are you referring to gaming servers etc?

The more I think it over the more I need static bit it was free last time I joined.




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  #2414338 7-Feb-2020 17:07
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gehenna:

 

If you don't know if you need a static IP, you don't need a static IP.  

 



Don't be too elitist now Storm Trooper ;-p

I was just trying to talk myself out of needing one.

Its handy for product trials that are IP Based, or getting unblocked from a forum if a moderator takes things to seriously and doesnt realise you moderate too and yes its a thankless job but dont block me just because you had a bad day,, bahaha, that was purely fictional. aside from moderating and it being thankless.


 
 
 
 


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  #2414342 7-Feb-2020 17:16
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Nothing elitist about it.  You can always get one later if you find you need one, or you can use Dynamic DNS to get around it altogether.  Or you can just live without considering you'll probably retain your IP anyway.  I don't have a static IP but I've retained my current IP address for the last few years without losing it, even after multiple router reboots.  It's $45 you most likely don't need to spend.


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  #2414347 7-Feb-2020 17:28
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TeaLeaf:

gehenna:


If you don't know if you need a static IP, you don't need a static IP.  




Don't be too elitist now Storm Trooper ;-p

I was just trying to talk myself out of needing one.

Its handy for product trials that are IP Based, or getting unblocked from a forum if a moderator takes things to seriously and doesnt realise you moderate too and yes its a thankless job but dont block me just because you had a bad day,, bahaha, that was purely fictional. aside from moderating and it being thankless.



No one is attacking you we are just trying to understand your requirements, basically there are 3 flavours out there, Static, Public Dynamic, and CG-NAT

If you just use your internet for email/netflix/browsing CG-NAT is fine this is where you have a private IP on the WAN side of your modem and you share a public IP with a pool of customers

The Next is a dynamic public, you need this if you play/host some online games which require port forwarding, or if you are running a plex media server, of if you have an IPSec VPN client to your work which doesn’t like 2 layers of NAT

Finally there is static IP which is always a public IP, you need this you host servers at home, or remote into your network from the outside, or have certain security systems etc, or you access resources on the internet which are restricted to your IP address

All depends on what your needs are

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  #2414348 7-Feb-2020 17:29
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You haven't detailed who the provider even is, so that makes it very hard for anyone to comment on if you will still have Dynamic Public IP or CGNat

 

 

 

personally i have 3 connections here, two with public IP's and unfortunately one without.

 

When i first started using it, it took a bit of getting used to. I ended up doing all sorts of things like Moving to an alternative option for VPN access etc.

 

 

 

Overall, It's probably made my online service use, a little more safer and hasnt actually impacted my workflow. 

 

 





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  #2414349 7-Feb-2020 17:37
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When I changed ISPs I just asked they gave me one, no charge. 

 

 





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  #2414350 7-Feb-2020 17:41
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Rikkitic:

When I changed ISPs I just asked they gave me one, no charge. 


 



You're on a WISP, it's a very different offering.

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  #2414351 7-Feb-2020 17:42
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hio77:

You haven't detailed who the provider even is, so that makes it very hard for anyone to comment on if you will still have Dynamic Public IP or CGNat


 


personally i have 3 connections here, two with public IP's and unfortunately one without.


When i first started using it, it took a bit of getting used to. I ended up doing all sorts of things like Moving to an alternative option for VPN access etc.


 


Overall, It's probably made my online service use, a little more safer and hasnt actually impacted my workflow. 


 



Because one connection is never enough :P

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  #2414352 7-Feb-2020 17:43
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TeaLeaf:

 

Hmmm more reliable DNS setup and Voice/Video conferencing systems?

 

 

DNS won't be more reliable on one or another. Neither voice/video conferencing systems.

 

Moderating doesn't really need that.

 

Anything else?





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  #2415062 9-Feb-2020 14:29
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As others have said, only if you need it, and is it a one off fee or $45 a month ? (Yes, some ISP's still charge monthly)

 

Personally I have one, but I'm running servers at home. 

 

Pretty much if you dont play with servers that require external access, you dont need one.

 

 





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