Does anyone know any way of getting BT to assign a static ip to a residential BT Infinity (package 2) connection?
I've not called and asked yet, but i'm sure I read somewhere that the residential ones are dynamic only.
I've seen someone else have the same problem with a BT Broadband ADSL connection, but the IP allocation seems to be completely random like in the old dial-up days.
With my previous NTL/Virgin (before we moved house) and O2 Broadband (up until this week) connections, although it was a dynamic ip, it was very sticky and you only ever got a new IP if you either connected a router and the mac address changed or you left it off for several hours. If you rebooted it or the connection dropped, it would come back with the same IP.
With BT, it seems to give a different, random one each time which is a pain because although I use dynamic dns for connecting back home, I allow my IP through the firewall of some of my remote servers so each time it changes I currently have to go in through a back door and update the firewall....which hardly ever happened on Virgin or O2, but looks like it could be often how i'm using Infinity so unless I can get a stable ip, i'll have to work on another way of doing this (cron'ing the firewall script and using the dynamic dns hostname or a vpn/tunnel maybe).