A dynamic ip address is assigned by the dhcp server of your ISP (Internet
Service Provider). This address can change as much as every 2 hours, or as
little as once per year. It depends entirely on the ISP in question.
This change is totally invisible to the user. The only time this would
affect you, is if you were trying to run a web server, game server, file
server or something of the like on your system. Since most residential
systems do not allow this anyway, it is usually not a consideration.
Fixed ip addresses, are address that the ISP has assigned to your
connection. This is usually done for companies that are hosting their own
servers - for email, web & such, and there is usually an extra charge for
both the increased service level, and the fixed ip address.
To sum up, if you are getting residential high-speed internet, and are only
going to be using it as residential, a dynamic ip address will not hurt you
Hope this helps,
"JP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> Whats the different between a static and dynamic IP address? Should I be
> concerned? I am signing up for residential use.