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    ISP for home use needed

    Hi everyone,

    Hope you are all enjoying our much needed rain and thunder on this lovely weekend and that the hangovers don't last too long.

    Anyway, I have quickly been getting the need for a static IP address with my home internet connection. Blueyonder (my current ISP) I presume do not provide this from what I have read on the net. Does anyone know of a UK provider that does offer this service that they can recommend or anyone got any advice on how to 'encourage' blueyonder to give me one (they are very capable of doing so, it just costs them a little bit more - i'd be willing to pay a max of £5 a month extra).

    Cheers

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    Quite a few ISP offer static IP as part of their bundle

    Look at www.adslguide.org for comparison

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    Take this with a pinch of salt but I was a blueyonder user and very happy with the service I was getting but forced to move to ADSL when we moved out of cable areas..

    I spent a fair whack of time looking around and eventually fell back on Nildram who had come out pretty well when the school was looking to pressure their ISP and asked me to research alternatives.

    There are downsides in that you pay for installation, get no free modem but speaking frankly a decent modem is something you need to buy anyway for ADSL so no loss and the reliability of the service is pretty outstanding...

    A static IP is extra but only a few quid and you can get the max of 8mb/s data speed but of course that's dependent on your distance from the exchange. They also have packages to suit different needs and realistic limits.

    I'd still check out the adslguide site though and trawl around but word of advice is to avoid the flavour of the month as it seems they get flooded with new users, fall over when they can't meet demand and suffer outages..

    Just my 10 penneth worth.

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    I have used zen for a couple of years now. and it comes with upto 8 static ip's as standard.

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    I use Eclipse and have a static IP at no cost... service is fine although I live too far from the exchange to get a decent speed

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    I use Freedom2Surf and I get 1 IP FOC

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    I use Eclipse and have a static IP at no cost... service is fine although I live too far from the exchange to get a decent speed
    That and the interference of radiation from the local nuclear powerstation

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    Another vote for Eclipse here, I have been with them for few years starting on 1mb, then 2mb now 8mb.

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    PlusNet Premier [or the PAYG one] you can use a static IP on.

    I'm on premier with a static IP on 8M

    [nice to have 448K upload over 256K - it makes alot of difference you know *pointing at those sniggering in the back hehe*]

    www.plus.net [and to anyone who signs up, use my edugeek username as a referal please please ]

    Nath.

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    Re: ISP for home use needed

    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    PlusNet Premier [or the PAYG one] you can use a static IP on.

    I'm on premier with a static IP on 8M

    [nice to have 448K upload over 256K - it makes alot of difference you know *pointing at those sniggering in the back hehe*]

    www.plus.net [and to anyone who signs up, use my edugeek username as a referal please please ]

    Nath.
    Still waiting for Plusnet to upgrade me been waiting ages.

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