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Fixed/static IP

Hi,

How do I go about getting a static IP address on my residential broadband account?

Thanks, Andi

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Re: Fixed/static IP

VM don't offer a service with static IP addresses on residential accounts, so you can't, at least not with Virgin.  Some other broadband providers do offer static IP, such as AAISP (aa.net.uk).

In practice, VM IP addresses don't change very often but they can change without notice.  A workaround for many situations is to use one of the many Dynamic DNS providers, such as no-ip.com, where you run some software on a permanently-connected device such as a router or a Raspberry Pi that regularly updates your own DNS entry with the current IP address in use.


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Re: Fixed/static IP

VM don't offer a service with static IP addresses on residential accounts, so you can't, at least not with Virgin.  Some other broadband providers do offer static IP, such as AAISP (aa.net.uk).

In practice, VM IP addresses don't change very often but they can change without notice.  A workaround for many situations is to use one of the many Dynamic DNS providers, such as no-ip.com, where you run some software on a permanently-connected device such as a router or a Raspberry Pi that regularly updates your own DNS entry with the current IP address in use.

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As has been mentioned, Virgin Media don't offer fixed IP address option ont heir residential products, but they do on the business services.  See Virgin Media Business for more on that.

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Why does my DHCP say 'No'?Why does my DHCP say 'No'?

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That's the output from a Windows ipconfig /all command. From the look of it these are not your real network cards being shown, and it does show that the cable is disconnected. Also I would not expect DHCP to be running on a Windows workstation, only on a Windows Server!

What you need to do is to logon to your router, either the VM modem/hub or if your are running in modem mode your router. Then you can look at the DHCP status of the WAN (the VM network side) of your Internet connection and this will show that it is DHCP. If you want to look at your DHCP side (192.168.0.x) connections you need to look at your LAN addresses.


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