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I live 1.1km away from my exchange (as the crow flies) and i get 11.8meg download and 1.1meg upload. Sync at 13.6 and 1.3
I won't care if I don't get 24Mb/s as there's a really slim chance of getting that, I just want something that's faster than what I have currently, and yours is twice as fast as mine. I'd happily have that!
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Static is the way to go. It's much easier to affix DNS afterwards.
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Static is the way to go. It's much easier to affix DNS afterwards.
What do you mean by that?
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Try attributing a DNS forwarding on a dynamic IP... then again, it depends what is the ISP's definition of supplying, but updating my records every week isn't cool.
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Try attributing a DNS forwarding on a dynamic IP... then again, it depends what is the ISP's definition of supplying, but updating my records every week isn't cool.
Ok...what would you need to do DNS forwarding for? And as you can see from the other Be users here these dynamic IP's are about as dynamic as I am. i.e. not very.
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post #26 of 33
i stuggest static

then check ur
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]:
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]:
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]:
FEC Errors (Up/Down):
CRC Errors (Up/Down):
HEC Errors (Up/Down):

is u got good Line Attenuation and low errors (low is like in their thousands in an hour or so) u can switch to fast path to get better ping this can be dont by calling them and requesting to fast path

also with static IP u will not be allowed to use ur own SMTP server, because people send spam using it.
but there is a solution to that, u can just use the be SMTP, just by replacing ur SMTP.yourdomain.com to smtp1.bethere.co.uk
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I use dynamic. I don't know a whole lot about netwroking, but dynamic is easier if you do not want to assign an IP to each machine you are going to connect to the ISP line. Dynamic will assign an IP when the PC tries to connect, so you don't have to worry about I{P conflicts and the like when adding new machines. I think it is kinda strange that it is an ISP thing as this is all controlled via my router. Could be my ignorance, though.




(also, you may want to use static as that offers more options when DLing through a firwall)
not quite so true.

there is a difference between lan and wan
you can have a static wan ip address (your outside to the world address) and still have a dynamic ip address for your LAN (local network). since they are two different networks you can do it all different.
like right now I have a dynamic WAN ip address going to the router.
then for the LAN I have one computer setup with a static IP address and the other setup as a dynamic IP address.
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Static is for businesses. When you sign up with your ISP, you can choose a static or dynamic IP for your entire network. What that means is that if you choose static, your outside IP (the IP address for your router and anything behind it as seen by anything outside your router) will never ever change. That IP will be yours until either you switch ISPs or the ISP goes under. If you choose a dynamic IP (usually a lot cheaper) then whenever you reboot your cable modem (NOT your router), then you will get a new outside IP.

None of that has any effect on port forwarding, internal IPs, and all that. That's a whole separate thing. You can assign static and dynamic IPs to each computer in your network that they will use behind your router. But once you pass data outside of your router (through the cable modem) then that internal IP is no longer used and your ISP-assigned IP is used instead. Similarly, while you are still inside your network, your ISP-assigned IP is not used and has no impact on anything. (For example with port forwarding and file sharing within your own network.)

Basically, you should just pick whatever is cheaper. Which is probably going to be dynamic. Static IPs from your ISP are really not meant for home users and are only for big businesses who must always have the same IP address like Google, which has the IP 64.233.187.99, and will have that IP until they choose to change it.

I hope that all made sense.
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Ok I fully understand what they both do now, just need to choose one. And Delk, if dynamic was cheaper then I'd go straight for that but with the Unlimited package you get 1 static IP free.
I've been reading up on their forums and it turns out like the people have said here that their dynamic IP's very rarely change. So it's between static or pretty much static. ARG
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I've been reading up on their forums and it turns out like the people have said here that their dynamic IP's very rarely change. So it's between static or pretty much static.
If you have a dynamic IP they wont just randomly change it on you. It's just that when you reset your cable box (or get a power outage) then when the cable box reconnects if you have a static IP you will get that same IP back and if you have a dynamic IP then you will get a new (different) IP.

I use a dynamic IP and I don't really have problems with it, even for things such as running a web site. Because I have a domain name that automatically adjusts to whatever IP my home server is currently running I don't ever have to worry about my IP changing. If I were you I'd go with dynamic just in case anybody ever tries to attack your IP or if you get banned from a service. You'd just have to cycle your cable box and then you'd have a new IP with the dynamic IP service.
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