What is the difference between fixed and dynamic IP, its advantages and disadvantages?

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There is no doubt that we all want today great connection Internet. Both because our work uses an internet connection, and because we want to have fun with the infinite possibilities that the web offers, having internet is essential.

But many times we leave out the details that could make the Internet speed worse or better, and one of them is the IP address. That's why we show you today what is the difference between fixed and dynamic IP and what are its advantages and disadvantages.

What is the difference between fixed and dynamic IP?

Before analyzing the differences between a fixed and a dynamic IP address, you probably want to know what a IP address. By itself, an IP address is the "identifier" of a device when it connects to a WiFi network, so to speak.

Every page or website we visit has an IP address, as does every computer that we log in with. This allows everyone, both pages and devices, to be different and identifiable among others. Depending on the device and internet provider, the IP address can be fixed or dynamic. Therefore, it is vital to know if you have a dynamic or static IP.

Comparison between fixed and dynamic IP

Now that we've seen what an IP address is, let's discuss which type of IP address is best for you - fixed or dynamic.

The biggest and most obvious difference between a fixed and dynamic IP address is that the fixed or static one never changes, it is constant. Instead, a dynamic changes all the time, making it a little more unstable. And although you can change a PC's fixed IP, the dynamics do it by itself.

They are also different in different aspects such as security, stability, the control you have over it, its configuration and other details that make them really different.

Advantages and disadvantages between fixed and dynamic IP

While both fixed and dynamic IP are fine for your device, there are a few details that can make a big difference between a good internet connection and an excellent one.

Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of a fixed IP address first, to see how it works in more depth. Some of these are:

  • It has a connection much more stable of that dynamic, since it never changes.
  • It has a higher speed.
  • They are more difficult to set up, as you have to do it manually.
  • Using them is more expensive.
  • It is much easier have control over the IP address, it will be yours alone.
  • It is easier for them to be attacked, so you need to protect them more than usual.

We will now look at the advantages and disadvantages of a dynamic IP address, so that you can compare them and see which one is best for you. Some of these advantages and disadvantages are:

  • They have a much more unstable connection.
  • There are cheaper than dynamic ones.
  • They have greater security as they are constantly evolving.
  • Have better and more privacy.
  • They are much easier to set up than stationary ones.

We see that there are several differences between one and the other, which surely makes you wonder how you can know which one you have. Well, something you should keep in mind is that not all internet providers offer their customers the option of having a fixed IP.

To find out what kind of IP address you have, you could start by asking yours provider internet, by whatever means you want, what kind of IP address you have. In fact it is also possible to configure the IP of a PC from a router; sure, if that's your taste.

Something we recommend, so that you don't have any major problems setting up this type of thing, is to get a quality WiFi router.

We hope that all of this information will help you and that you can choose which is best for your circumstances. Nothing prevents you from enjoying a true quality internet connection.

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