30 Oct 2021

What is the Difference Between Static and Dynamic IP?

In computer networks, there are two ways to identify a specific device - using a MAC address, or IP address. However, you can pick between two types of addresses - static and dynamic. In this article, we'll cover all of the differences between static and dynamic IPs. Also, if you are unsure about what IP addresses are and how do they work, please read what is an IP address.

Static IP addresses

Well, a static IP address is just an IP address that simply does not change. It stays the same from the moment it has been assigned to your device until the network administrator changes it manually or the whole network architecture change. Here you can check how to set a static IP on the windows machine. Static IP addresses are pretty convenient for many things, for example:

Dynamic IP addresses

Dynamic IP addresses in contrast to static IP addresses are subject to change. A dynamic IP address is assigned by a thing called DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). It is way more flexible than Static IP addresses, and it does not require almost any manual work.

Advantages of dynamic IP addresses:

If you are wondering about your own IP address, you can learn how to find your IP address on our website.

By Maciej Oliwa on 30 Oct 2021


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