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fixed ip data sim

i have a pay monthly data account with 02. The sim i have is inserted into a d-link wireless router for my internet access. the problem i have is that the public ip associated to the data sim is Dynamic (ie it keeps changing) does anyone know if 02 provide data sims with static ips  ( i know vodafone do but i had to dump them because of there lousy customer service) have tried getting the answer from the on-line guru's and i might as well of been talking to a wall as they are not technically qualified from my experience this morning.

 

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Re: fixed ip data sim

i have never seen a fixed ip sim offered directly from o2 only via the m2m resellers

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Re: fixed ip data sim

No it’s not something I’ve ever known be offered.
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Re: fixed ip data sim

O2 only provide static IP addresses to data sims for enterprise customers when used in IOT devices or as said m2m devices, and even then the customer owns the `IP Block used


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Re: fixed ip data sim

Hello @bwly

Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do thumbsup

 

Thanks @madasaf1sh@MI5 and @adamtemp64 for your help heartHero

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Re: fixed ip data sim

Thanks for the replies. As mentioned above mobile carriers dont sell fixed ips to minions like us. The company i found resells them at an inflated rate for all the carriers.

Its a pity really as there is no landline where live so broadband is outof the question
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Re: fixed ip data sim

Thanks for participating and sharing your thoughts with us @bwly!

We do appreciate your opinion and we will make sure that your awesome feedback reaches O2 thumbsup

 

Maybe someone from the community could help you with your d-link wireless router configuration if you give us more information about your router Don't know

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Re: fixed ip data sim

I know that this thread is probably colder than deep space but I thought I'd update it for anyone else who might be asking the same question.

 

The short answer is: no, O2 (and to the best of my knowledge all the other mobile network operators in the world) don't offer individual consumers the ability to attach static and/or public IP addresses to their mobile SIM cards.

 

However, O2 Business do offer services to business customers that can deliver static IP and/or public IP addresses, both directly (private APN) and indirectly via partners (like Asavie or Wireless Logic). 

 

All these services use a private APN (Access Point Name), rather than one of the run-of-the-mill public Internet ones (mobile.o2.co.uk / idata.o2.co.uk / modem.o2.co.uk etc).

 

Private APNs also offer lots of other features like better application performance, less filtering/blocking, better security, dedicated service & customised reporting and billing.

 

Maybe when (if?) full IPv6 deployment happens this situation will change but I can't see that happening for many years to come.

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Re: fixed ip data sim

Some networks even share IP addresses between users - I had this with a Smarty SIM in a WiFi router and i wanted to enable port forwarding to access a Node MCU which was connected to my WiFi - I found out that my Public IP address was in the 10.0.0.0  range - which is local network - so it was on my local network 192 IP address then another 'local' network with the 10 ip address on the carrier side which then shared a 'normal' IP address between several users - long story short - port forwarding didn't work.