Ok guys so I'm not too techy with static IPs however this is what is happening and my questions.
I was told that by using static IPs, things get sent straight over the internet without going through any firewalls etc. I'm with Aquiss and today I purchased 8 static IP addresses (5 usable).
I use a Netgear modem and the reason I got the static IPs was due to there being a delay in some VoIP calls so wanted to get a direct connection to the internet.
So I had to change my subnet mask to 255.255.255.248 which then only allows me to allow 5 users for DHCP on my router. First of all, if I use all these static IPs myself, if someone pops on my connection, will they be assigned an IP address automatically? What would the IP address be for example, let's say the range of static IPs were 111.111.121-126. Will it not assign them anything?
Also, if my computer has been assigned an IP address automatically, if I go to http://whatismyipaddress.com, should it show that static IP address or should it show that of the routers?
It currently shows the routers even though I'm on a different IP than that.
Any advice guys?