static – dynamic ip

algerfs asked 3 years ago

hoping you can shed light on my query, i have asked techs and internet service providers this question and i have received different response.

my question is, will a lower kbps static ip work faster than a higher kbps dynamic ip?

my current dsl provider assigned our system an ip address (dynamic-512kbps) and i just found out after installing my 2 cisco wireless cams wvc210 that the dsl provider uses a sub-ip which prevents me from accessing my cam remotely. in order for me to access my wireless ip cam remotely, i need to subscribe for a static ip.

in short, will a 384kbps static ip work faster (speedwise for my cam to work realtime) than a 512kbps dynamic ip? or should i still get a 512kbps static ip which of course is more costly compared to the 384kbps?

any info will be greatly appreciated before i subscribe for a static ip. thank you.

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 3 years ago

Thanks for joining the forum!

There are a couple of answers here, but I think collectively, other mods/users here can chime in and help you determine the best answer.

In most cases when a user requests a static IP from an ISP, they are a business. The ISP recognizes this and therefore routes traffic differently. I know that I have a Comcast business account at a residential home. We share the same lines as residential customers to the data center. Then, because we have static IPs, our traffic is routed on a larger/faster backbone.

What does this mean? It doesn't mean my connection is any faster. My connection is still 20Mbps/2Mbps. BUT, the advantage would be better throughput....which ultimately means consistent speeds vs. a residential customers connection.

In your case, if you step down from 512 to 384 your connection will be slower. If you went from 512 dynamic to 512 static and your ISP routes traffic like Comcast does, then you'd probably see some speed gains....but I doubt it would be significant enough to justify the cost.

With that said, please don't take this as the final answer. We've got some very knowledgeable members in this community and I'm hoping they'll chime in with their 2 cents.

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