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How to set static IP?

Hi, everyone,

I see similar discussions on static IP but I still would like to clarify a few things.

I never worried about it. However, because now I am working from home, and I need to remotely log into a business partner's server to do work. They only accept connections from a static IP. This is why I have to look into this now.

I googled the question and it seems like quite straight-forward to set up static IP on my laptop. Then in previous posts on this topic, it also looks like I have a very stable IP address for my own router. Therefore, I wonder if it is enough that I simply set the static IP on my laptop (following the instructions I found on Google), then it will work no problem for me.

If not, what options do I have? Please kindly advise.

Thank you all very much!

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Hi Dong

The IPs are assigned dynamically, however, you can almost consider it as static.
They probably change every couple of months, and behind this there is a reason.

If you are doing strange behaviour on the web and server are blocking your IP, the provider do not want that you turn off the modem for 1 minutes and get a new IP and give your problem to some other users. Since the provider must deal with the second user problem that you generate.

Nowadays, our modems are on 24hrs therefore, the story of IPs are limited (which is true) does not stand, since you need to have an IP. This is considered a premium service with some providers. But Fizz do not offer it.

I believe that you can consider your IP static, if you do turn off the modem for hours, and if it changes, it will change after months.

Ask them if a dynamic dns can help them to authenticate you.

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Hi Dong

Do note that your IP address with Fizz is dynamic, but it can remain unchanged for long periods of time. Here is another similar post where Whizz has written a reply on the same subject: https://community.fizz.ca/questions/2469528-static-ip-possible

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