[plug] Does iinet NBN use fixed/static IP?

Bernd Felsche bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au
Sat Jul 6 02:19:44 UTC 2013

On Sat, 6 Jul 2013 07:39:11 William Kenworthy wrote:
> NBN is coming to my area, hopefully within a few weeks and as I have
> talked to the cabling guys it looks like it is actually "real" and not
> political smoke and mirrors.

You mean like where they launched the NBN, showing all the wonderful
stuff that you could do with the NBN, while actually connected using
ADSL2+ because the NBN connection didn't exist?

> Is anyone using iinets NBN able to say they get a fixed IP or at least
> get a long/infinite dynamic allocation? - how well does it work?

Nothing is advertised AFAICT so any behaviour now can vary without
notice.  The Business NBN comes with static IP address

IIRC, a static IP address used to be an add-on for e.g. Voyager
Home, costing a non-zero amount per month ... $9.95? That made most
of the cost difference between Home and Business accounts by the
time I hopped onto ADSL in 2005.

Looking at the plans, which aren't directly comparable as Business
plans have higher uplink speeds and the Business plans have a phone
service bundled by default (it's removable). The Personal "Fast" plan
costs $54.95 provides 25/5 Mbps. NBN Business 1 costs $69.95
(without phone) and provides 25/10 Mbps... i.e. $15/month difference
that has static IP, twice the uplink speed and 10GB more download
data. Business quota is downloads only; uploads aren't counted and
downloads are "anytime" compared to the Personal plans'
peak/off-peak split.

So it's not like you'd be getting "nothing more" with the Business
plan. It's up to you to decide if it's worth it to you.

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