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dynamic IP address

A temporary numeric identification assigned to a node in a TCP/IP network. When a computer, smartphone, tablet, printer, scanner, TV or any other network-connected device is turned on for the first time, it is assigned the next available IP address by the DHCP protocol generally in the router (see DHCP). This IP assignment can remain for a long time and is only changed when there are conflicts, such as when a laptop with the same IP as something else in the network is connected.

Internet service providers (ISPs) assign dynamic addresses to the modems of consumers but give business customers a non-changing "static IP." This is necessary because IP addresses cannot change for public-facing Web servers. Companies also require huge upload speeds, which consumers do not get. See static IP address, DDNS and IP address.
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Thereafter, your computer should connect to the network automatically without having to negotiate a new dynamic IP address each time you reboot.
The result of this trend toward greater usage of dynamic IP addresses is that an ever increasing number of IP addresses are essentially ambiguous, in that the IP address itself does not necessarily resolve back to the actual domain name it has been assigned, but may resolve back to the hosting Web site.
$169.95 a month with a dynamic IP address and $209.95 a month with a static IP address.
As a client function, Dynamic DNS Service provides a specific host name for a dynamic IP address, allowing you to maintain your SpaceTag Server without a static IP address (30-day free trial before purchasing it at Japanese Yen 300 a month).
Commonly, small business and home networks are set up with Internet service that uses a pool of IP addresses for Internet connectivity, and thus, most have dynamic IP addresses. Having a dynamic IP address creates a problem when hosting a server, but the TZO service solves that problem.
Each Network Gateway offers standards-based VPN tunneling using IPSec with IKE security protocols, dynamic IP address allocation, SNMP monitoring, and secure Web-based and command line interface management.
Small business customers can reportedly choose 15Mb/s downstream and 2Mb/s upstream for USD59.95 per month with a dynamic IP address, or USD99.95 per month with a static IP address.
-- Support for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), a dynamic IP address assignment system that simplifies network administration by eliminating the need to assign a unique IP address to every computer on the network; and DNS Proxy, a standard that simplifies configuration by handling translation of domain names into the corresponding IP addresses.
Plug & Play features designed to get users connected quickly and reduce service costs include Dynamic IP Address Assignment with a built-in DHCP Server.
The three tiers of Verizon FiOS Internet Service for Business are 15Mb/s downstream and 2 Mb/s upstream, priced at USD59.95 a month with a dynamic IP address and USD99.95 a month with a static IP address; 5Mb/s downstream and 5Mb/s upstream, priced at USD169.95 a month with a dynamic IP address and USD209.95 a month with a static IP address.
Small business customers can opt for 15Mb/s downstream and 2Mb/s upstream for USD59.95 per month with a dynamic IP address, or USD99.95 per month with a static IP address.
With link-U, there is no need to worry about routers, firewalls or dynamic IP addresses when trying to connect.

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