|I don't think you guys are honest here.|
Right, that's always a perfect way to have a discussion, start out by calling the other person (people) liars....
You are barely civil which really is an improvement over some other posts which you guys went berserk. I appreciate you guys are trying to be civil though. It is a good start..
I've never not been civil. Sift through the multitude of my responses to your silly answers and you'll see I've been nothing but civil in my attempts to prevent you from handing out bad advice. Believe me, you'd know quite quickly if I wasn't being civil. In fact, I wager if I weren't, Justin would be deleting those particular responses.....lol
Personally I'd choose the static. There are plenty of advantages to it. I can't think of one downside to having a static IP.
Well, I'm not sure where you are from, or where you live now but where I live and am from, Canada, static DSL packages are classified as "business" level and are therefore more expensive than "home" class, which are dynamic.
So, that's one good reason I can think of for not going with static............the expense.
Just because it appears you've missed what I've said now in two previous responses, I'll reiterate my other reasons:
- I'm not running any web servers or point-to-point file transferring software so I have no requirement for a static IP address
- My present "home" class dynamic package gives me the same IP address every time the lease comes up for renewal as long as my MAC address doesn't change. So it is, in effect, the same thing as static for all intents and purposes.
As I stated long ago the difference is very small and there are some ways around most of the issues.
What issues exactly? You mentioned disconnects but as I've stated previously, I've never experienced any disconnects due to lease renewal.....ever.......either at home or in a work environment. So aside from that, what other issues are you talking about here?
But, if I had a choice I'd always choose the static.
Wonderful! I'm happy for you. I'll keep the extra $$$ in my pocket thankyouverymuch and spend it on something else. I have no "need" for static so couldn't be bothered.
In fact the better packages do offer static included in price.
Sure, but whether it's included in the 'package', or is an add-on to the 'package' you still pay the extra $$$ for a static IP.
So just out of curiosity jefro, since we're having a discussion, where exactly is you live? If you're not now living in your home country, where were you born. I've already said clearly here and in other threads that I'm born and raised in Canada and still living here and I just thought it might be nice to know where you're from.