A Static IP address with your iPrimus Broadband service, gives you a fixed home on the web!
For more information about Static IP addresses with your iPrimus Broadband service, please read below.
What is a Static IP address?
By default, you will be assigned a dynamic IP address every time you connect to the internet, and for most internet users this is fine.
Static IP’s allow you to host your own services, websites and other programs on your broadband connection without needing to notify everyone of your “address” on the internet each time you reconnect to the internet.
Services can include a web server, or FTP server for distributing content, hosting your own mail server, or hosting your own gaming server.
Other reasons you may want a Static IP.
- You want to host your own website, FTP server or other internet service from your home broadband connection.
- You remotely connect to your home PC from work.
- You may have a program, web application or a requirement from your employer to have a Static IP address.
- You want to host your own gaming server.
- You want remote access to your broadband router or modem.
How can I add a Static IP to my iPrimus Broadband account?
You can add a Static IP to your internet account when you sign up with iPrimus, or for existing customers, please contact our Technical Support Department to add a Static IP to your broadband service. Please note that at this stage, some Fibre to the Home networks do not currently support Static IP connections, please contact us for more details.
How can I check what is my Static IP address
Your toolbox will show your Static IP address, or you can use ipconfig in Windows to check your IP, or visit a website such as http://www.whatsmyip.org
How am I charged for the Static IP?
Static IP’s are charged at $10 per month, in monthly blocks. If you choose to cancel your Static IP and go back to a dynamic IP, your Static IP will be billed until the end of your current monthly period.
Can I keep my Static IP when changing broadband plans?
Generally you can keep your Static IP address if changing between our consumer plans. iPrimus supports separate IP addresses for Consumer and Consumer services, thus if you change your plan from a Consumer plan with a static IP, to a Corporate plan with a Static IP – you may not be able to retain the same Static IP (and vice-versa).
Can I add subnets to my Static IP address?
Currently iPrimus does not offer subnets for Static IP addresses for consumer services. Our Corporate and Small business plans offer many options with subnets, and additional IP addresses etc.
Network firewall with Static IP
When you choose a Static IP address with iPrimus, our standard network firewall which is active across all other consumer broadband plans is set to a different mode. This means that some internet ports we normally block which can be used to transmit spam, viruses, or other malicious attacks against computers, routers and modems are no longer blocked by iPrimus. We recommend if you choose to utilise a Static IP you ensure you manage your home network with appropriate firewall and antivirus / Internet security software.
Examples of why you may want a Static IP with the network firewall from iPrimus turned off:
- You wish to run a server that requires people on the internet to access it which is:
- An HTTP or HTTPs web server on port 80, and/or port 443
- A Telnet or SSH shell server on ports 22 and/or port 23
- For remote access to a router, or broadband modem connected to your broadband account
- For remote proxy server access on port 8080 or 3128 on your broadband service.
Note some ports remain blocked, including 25, 445, 139, netbios-ss, 4444, 135 and 593.
What is an IP address?
Every computer connected to the internet must have an unique address known as an IP address. The IP address (or Internet Protocol) address in a number which is written as four numbers separated by periods (i.e 192.168.168.122), which provides a unique identification of the computer or network component on the internet.
As the internet becomes bigger and the amount of users and devices increases the amount of IPV4 addresses available for use is shrinking every day. In the near future the internet will be upgraded to use IPv6 addresses, which in simple terms, means that the addresses will become longer, and many, many more IP addresses will be available. As this is a large change to the structure of the internet, it may be many years before this change is rolled out across the world.