I have just purchased a belkin netcam (that is, a small security-type camera for home) and have been advised that for it to work, I need to obtain a static IP address from Virgin Media. Can I check how I do this, and if there is a charge for a static IP address?
Although as has been said VM do not issue static WAN IP addresses they are in practice incredibly sticky. You can switch off you hub for days and when switched back on again it will still have the same IP. So it may not be a problem.