05-04-2011 03:45:23 PM - edited 05-04-2011 04:27:16 PM
As an average home user who doesn't do online gaming, would there be any advantage in spending an extra 16 bucks a month to get a static IP?
BTW I live in about 4 miles south of Crystal Springs, MS, but according to WIMI, my location (based on my current IP) is Atlanta, Georgia. Why is that?
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05-05-2011 07:00:16 PM
No, in a simple answer.
If you need a reason, a static ip is simply a IP address that doesn't change. Also as a bonus, a dynamic address is constantly changing creating in and of itself a extra measure of security. Now a static IP address can (but doubtful on AT&T Networks) crate better connection(s) for VoIP and online gaming.
Hope this helps.
05-06-2011 10:41:25 PM
Short answer is no. Also the guy's wrong who said static ips can give you a better connection for gaming. Not true at all. Static Ip's are only useful if you need a dedicated IP for say external or remote access to a server or use of voice or video services you need to assign direct ips to.