Private IP versus Dynamic IP vs Static IP? what for?
Posted on 2009-03-31
Hi,I live in outside the US, and I just called my ISP company and they told me that they provide me with 2 PRIVATE IPs for my home. (Because i am an old costumer) (New customers get 1 Public Dynamic IP only). (I have 4 computers with Windows XP Pro, and I will have soon a new router)
They also provide Public Estatic IP but for an extra ammount $$
So I asked them to explain me the diferrence between those 3 and the advanteges and disadvantages. But i will like to know other opinions from you. But most importantly to know if what they told me is accurate regarding he following subjects:
They told me:
1) If i have Private IP, i can not do Remote Access to my computers (Not even with GoToMyPc or, LogmeIn software or similars...)??? ( I am not using Remote Software now, but i want to give it a try in the near future, and I definetely need to do it)
2) For Peer to Peer Programs That need ports to be open, is better to have Estatic, because the Private and Dynamic close ports... Is this true?
3) If somehow I want to use one of my computers as a server to have lets say my own webpage, i need to have an Static IP?
And if possible, what do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of those 3 types of IP.