Learn How to Buy a Static IP Address: 4 Important Steps

All computers with an internet connection, regardless of its nature, have a numerical value called the IP address. It is time to show you what are the advantages of a static IP, many times used in totally home and home environments.

What are the advantages of a static IP?

The modem or the internet provider has the possibility of granting an address of this type. The advantages of a static IP can be many, especially when using memory or location.

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Ease of connection: If you are assigning only one address to the equipment, it will be the best and ideal to obtain an ease of connection. This is because the computers save all the data for faster access. Although they are only a few seconds apart, it is often functional in emergency situations.

Ease of connection to the server: You can also get an ease of connection but to a server, either local or remote from any internet page. In the case of a local server, you can access various data such as the protocol address, making access less complicated.

Configuration: One of the advantages (or disadvantage as you are seeing) is that the configuration of static IPs is done completely by hand, so security increases dramatically.

It is a fully automated process, since the modems have this type of connection. The advantages of a static IP are varied and serve different audiences.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) often provide Internet service to their customers using a static or dynamic IP address. A dynamic network, or DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol), uses a “stack” of IP addresses available to each client. When the customer’s modem is online, the customer gets the first available IP address in the stack and uses that address to browse the Internet. Therefore a modem can use a slightly different IP each time it goes online. A static address is the opposite (a specific IP is assigned to each client and the modem always uses that exact IP address to go online). If you think you need to use a static address on your Internet connection, here are some things to consider before contacting your ISP to order a static IP.

Step 1

Determine what you need to use your static IP for. Most ISPs charge an additional fee for static addresses, so make sure the use of such an IP is necessary. For example, VPNs (virtual private networks) that employees use to work from home generally require a static IP. Not all of them need them; contact your workplace IT department to clear up any confusion. There are also many other uses for a static IP. The point is simply that, since static IPs cost money, you must be absolutely sure that you need one rather than wasting money on something that a standard dynamic IP would work for. If you are sure you need a static address, think about which device should use it.

Step 2

Determine which device you want your ISP to provide a static IP address to. If you need it to be assigned to your modem, your ISP will probably have the modem’s MAC address on file. If you want to assign your static IP to a network device such as a router, switch or hub, determine its MAC address (usually printed on a label attached to the device itself). A static IP can also be assigned to a computer; Determining the MAC address of a computer is a bit more complicated (skip step 3 if you don’t want to assign the static IP to a computer).

Step 3

Determine the MAC address of a computer. For Windows computers navigate to the DOS command prompt (Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt or Start -> Run -> CMD) and type the command “ipconfig / all” in the DOS window. Somewhere in the command output you will see the text “Physical Address” with a string of numbers and letters to the right. These numbers and letters are the MAC address of your computer.

For Apple computers navigate to the “Network” icon in system preferences (System Preferences -> Network). Select your active connection (usually labeled “built-in ethernet”) and click “configure” or “advanced”, depending on the version of Mac OSX you are using. Your computer’s MAC address will be listed next to “Ethernet ID” (you may additionally need to click on the “Ethernet” tab in older versions of OSX). Once you’ve determined the MAC address of the device that will use the static IP, it’s time to contact your ISP.

Step 4

Buy a static IP address. Contact your ISP’s customer service department. Or you can visit the upcoming IPXO’s marketplace. For information, IPXO, not yet but will be soon, provides a platform that brings together IP addresses (IPv4 addresses) and potential buyers. It is widely recognized that IPXO will be the best place for IPv4 lease and IP monetization actions. The platform is planned to be very user friendly, ensuring every transaction is transparent and fair.

New platform on the way!

– IP lease: As a consumer you will be able to order multiple IP addresses by CIDR, GEO, or RIR. You can immediately order the IP space you really need. And most importantly, any IP address you order can be directly routed to whatever network you need.

– IP Monetization: As the owner of unused IPv4 addresses you can monetize them easily. You can set your own price, can control sales performance to ensure that every payment is transferred to your PayPal or your bank account.

If you have the MAC address of a device other than a modem and to which the static address will be assigned be sure to provide this information to the customer service representative before completing your order. Also, be sure to ask the vendor how long it will take to assign the static IP and if you will need to restart any of the devices on your computer so that the network can assign the static IP to your home Internet connection.

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