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Is my IP address Static or Dynamic?
All of our residential broadband connections are assigned one dynamic IPv4, and a /56 prefix IPv6 allocation by default. We do this so we can make efficient use and manage the limited IPv4 addresses that we have been assigned.
So what does this mean for you? In a nutshell it means that you could be assigned a new IPv4 address at any time, which means that it can change at any time. For most users, this isn't a problem due to the way the Internet works. The way our network and systems are structured mean we don't change people's IPv4 addresses often, but please be aware that your IPv4 address can change at any time without notice.
Dynamic IP addressing can assign a different IP address each time your modem reconnects to the Internet. Static IP addressing on the other hand means that you maintain the same IP address each and every time you reconnect to the Internet, and is used commonly for mail servers, game servers, and other applications.
Static IP addresses are available to our residential and business customers as an add-on available on most current and grandfathered plans.
Current customers: You can request a Static IPv4 address by logging into My Orcon, and selecting Change Hub in the top right hand corner.
New customers: Please select Static IP as an add on during the signup process, or ask the sales agent if you choose to call us.Was this article helpful?
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