What is a 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

IP Broadband Enhancement

On the face of it, broadband should be a medium which is ideally suited for linking multiple sites for the purposes of voice and data, as well as VoIP links to external telephony providers.

However, there are some very real problems associated with using voice and data over an ADSL network, and especially our satellite and cellular networks.Sat link use of AFxxx Router - AS 20120525.jpg

 

For customers that already have leased lines and would like to use these for VoIP traffic, we provide various methods of maximising existing investment by reducing the amount of bandwidth required for the added VoIP traffic, and by implementing our hosted QoS over the circuit, can guarantee the quality of the voice calls.

Because we provide QoS in both directions it is ideal for home workers who need to use VoIP telephony over ADSL and still need to access company information over the Internet at the same time.