static vs dynamic for wireless bband?
Posted on 2006-05-05
My ISP can't answer this so I am here...I have two locations a few miles apart--home, with one new computer and farm shop, with 2 new computers. We use Quickbooks-5 seat-since we use it on all 3 machines, and the home office does all of the backups, payroll etc, while the shop uses it for data entry, reference, mapping, statistics, etc.
I am currently on a DSL setup that is slower than dialup for my connection so have turned to a wireless local ISP that claims they can get the connection up to the speed of the package I am considering. I know I need static IP for the DSL, but didn't know if it was absolutely needed for the wireless ISP connection since it is major expensive and probably not cost justified.
The ISP can't tell me if I need static or the normal cost dynamic, and what the repercussions of using or not using one protocol or the other. Is there a standard or any advice you can give?