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TalkTalk Business Router Darker

TalkTalk Business Simply Broadband

Free wireless router and free static IP address. Get unlimited downloads & only pay for the calls you use. 7 day UK business support.

New: UNLIMITED BUSINESS BROADBAND FREE wireless router & FREE connection plus FREE INSTALLATION WORTH £99!

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up to* 17Mb
unlimited 12 months £4.00 price details Buy now 0800 542 2213
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BT Home Hub - No Phone
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BT Business Unlimited Broadband + Phone Line & Calls

Inclusive 500 UK landline minutes & unlimited WiFi access. Price includes line rental. Wireless router costs £59 (optional).

Online deal: UNLIMITED BROADBAND plus 500 landline minutes, 24/7 tech support + UNLIMITED access to BT Wi-Fi hospots!

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up to* 17Mb
unlimited 24 months £35.00 price details Buy now 0808 168 8056
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BT Home Hub - No Phone
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BT Business Basic Broadband + Phone Line & Calls

Inclusive 500 UK landline minutes & unlimited WiFi access. Price includes line rental. Wireless router costs £59 (optional).

Online deal: Cheapest BT Business option with unlimited Wi-FI usage.

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up to* 17Mb
10GB 24 months £23.00 price details Buy now 0808 168 8056
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*The "up to" speed displayed in Mb is the maximum possible speed you are likely to receive for this product. The actual speed you will get depends on your cabling, your area and (with non-fibre optic products) time of day and how far you are from the telephone exchange. Most providers will tell you the likely speed you will receive when you begin your online sign up - this may differ from the speed displayed in the table.

Static & fixed-IP explained

An IP, or Internet Protocol address is a number by which your computer is identified on the Internet.

Think of it like your phone number, but for your computer. There are two types of IP addresses: dynamic IP addresses and static/fixed IP addresses.

This guide will explain what they are and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

Static/fixed addresses are where a computer has the same address all the time. So every time you log into the internet, you have the same address. This means your computer can easily be recognised by others.

Static IPs and business broadband

Static IPs are especially popular with business broadband users. See our business broadband page to compare all packages business broadband

Dynamic IP addresses are where a new number is assigned to your computer regularly. This is more common among domestic broadband users, due to that fact that it creates efficiency within a network.

Your ISP may well offer a static/fixed IP address as part of your broadband package; alternatively they may charge you an additional monthly fee for one.

Advantages of static/fixed IP addresses

Having a static/fixed IP address has advantages mainly for more involved Internet users, such as people who run businesses or gamers.

For example, with a static/fixed IP address you can set up an email account directly to your computer without needing to use an email provider such as Hotmail or Gmail.

This is of particularly use if you have your own business, especially as having a static/fixed IP address allows you to run your own website server. Static/fixed IP addresses also enable you to access your computer remotely, so you can log into your computer wherever you are in the world.

Additionally, static/fixed IP addresses provide you with a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server which allows you to transfer information between computers easily and efficiently.

It also means you can operate a game server, meaning you can run a private online game to your liking. Static/fixed IP addresses also reduce downtime, which can really affect gaming.

Disadvantages of static/fixed IP addresses

The main problem with static/fixed IP addresses is that they make your computer more vulnerable to hackers; because the address doesn’t change it means that a hacker can attack your computer over and over again.

Although if your computer has sufficient protection, such as a firewall, it should hopefully negate that problem. Another potential issue is that if you're running your own server for games or a website, you may have to run your computer all the time.

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