Everything you need to know about static IPs

What is a Static IP?

Most devices use dynamic IP addresses, which are assigned by the network when they connect. These IP addresses are temporary and can change over time.

When a device is assigned a static IP address, it does not change. The device always has the same IP address. Our Static IP add-on gives you a fixed public IPv4 address.

How do I sign up for Static IP?

You can select the add-on while signing up with MyRepublic.

If you’re already a customer, you can visit this guide to find information on adding a static IP.

Do I need it?

Static IP's are used whenever you need your internet address to not change. For most customers, a Dynamic IP is perfect.

We use CGNAT for our network, which means some advanced tasks may not work correctly.

Static IPs can be used if you’re looking to do one of the below tasks:

  • Game Server Hosting
  • Website Hosting
  • Port Forwarding
  • Devices that are reached by IP address (e.g. IP Security Cameras)
  • Remote access to home network (e.g Remote Desktop or Storage)
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Some VPN protocols

Any performance boost?

Generally, no. Static IPs don’t impact the speed of your online surfing, downloading or gaming.

How we manage IP addresses

We have as many IP addresses as we could reasonably get, and had to use CG-NAT to share IP addresses in an industry standard manner, as unobtrusively as possible.

How do I configure Static IP?

There is no configuration needed. Just restart your router.

How many Static IPs can I have?

For residential customers, we can provide one Static IP per broadband connection.

For business broadband customers, the first static IP is free with any of the business plans. We can offer sets of 8 or 16 Static IPs.

I changed my router. How do I continue using my Static IP?

In case you change your router, the static IP will continue to work with the new router.

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