static IP and dynamic IP addresses

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What is an IP Address?

A unique identification number that is needed by every computers or devices that connects to the internet.

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What are the two types of IP addresses?

The two types of IP addresses are static and dynamic.

3

Which IP address changes frequently and how often might the change occur?

A dynamic IP address changes frequently and can do so as often as every time you disconnect and reconnect to the internet.

4

Can you switch between static and dynamic depending upon circumstance?

Yes you can switch between the two types. A good example is changing from dynamic to static in order to increase upload and download speeds.

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True or False: A static IP address is less expensive option

False: Generally speaking an ISP will charge you more for a static IP address.

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True or False: A dynamic IP address provides more security

True: A drawback to a static address is that it allows more time for hackers to be successful in a brute force attack.

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How is the process of changing a static IP address done?

A static IP address never changes unless done so manually.