My IP has been the same for ages, never changes. I call up helpdesk but they say orcon does not give static ip.
newbiejam: for security reason. i dont like the idea of having the same ip address all the time. It's not like i will ever host a server that need a static ip
gehenna: it's really not a big deal in fact static ip's are a good thing. as said before as long as you have security behind your modem you're fine.
adamj: The flip side of this: My understanding is, and correct me if I am wrong, but Dynamic IP's really came from the days of dialup where the ISP didnt need to have an IP address for every customer because the vast majority of customers only dialup on demand, so you might only have 10% or 20% of your users connected at any one time, so why shell out for more IP's than you need.
The vast majority of Broadband customers however are always online, and so the ISP just about needs enough IP's for every customer - so why not give customers a Static IP if they ask for one?
The problem in this case is that, just like the oil in middle east....