What is a static or fixed IP address?
A static or fixed IP address is a unique number that identifies your computer when it connects to the internet. Any sites you visit will be able to see and even collect your static or fixed IP address. It also normally determines where you are located in the world.
Your static or fixed IP address would normally be given to you by your broadband ISP and can not be moved between your providers. Until now!
What is a dynamic IP address?
Like a static IP address, a dynamic IP address identifies your computer when it connects to the Internet. However, unlike static IP addresses, dynamic IP addresses change so are not uniquely yours. Dynamic IP addresses are provided as standard with most satellite or cellular services.
You’ll usually be allocated a different dynamic IP address from a pool of such addresses each time you connect to the Internet, and in most cases you will not be able to connect remotely to any of your systems or applications particularly over satellite or cellular networks. Until now!
What are the benefits of a static IP address?
A static IP address enables you to do much more online. You can:
- Connect to your PC remotely from anywhere in the world
- Run your own website and FTP server
- Run your own email server and associate it with a domain name
- Have your computer permanently visible on the Internet so other computers can locate it
- Have secure access to a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Use off-site server duplication
- Improve your wireless security
- Use security applications such as CCTV
We are the only company who can cost effectively provide the following on any satellite, cellular or foreign DSL network:
- Ability to send a UK fixed IP address on all outbound traffic, allowing any kind of satellite, cellular or foreign roaming user to access sites reserved for UK residents.
- Apply QoS to VoIP specifically SIP calling over any satellite circuit, allowing the use of any VoIP services with minimal call delay.
- Ability to directly connect to the above fixed IP address for remote access to IP end points behind any satellite or celllar modem.
- Ability to use several VPN types normally blocked by some networks such as Tooway Ka satellite networks such as IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, etc.
- Ability to have several fixed UK IP addresses on one router for remote access purposes.
- Operate remote CCTV cameras and systems using low level satellite or cellular connections.
- Allow journalists to log in to UK secure systems with pre-determined fixed IP addresses from any location on the planet!
- Ability to bond several satellite or cellular internet connections together and present as one connection with one or multiple UK fixed IP addresses on the outbound traffic.