Multiple static IP addresses

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councilman

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I have DSL with 5 static IP address. I use only one address to get out to the internet. All the PCS on the lan have there own LAN IP address. Why would I need 5 IP addresses? Can I do anything with the other 4 that I'm not utilizing?

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Ted
 
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did you request the 5 static IP's when you ordered your DSL line, or did they just come standard, I can't think of anything you'd need them for, see if you can get rid of them to save some money
 
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It appears that your DSL provider allows multiple connections to the Internet using your DSL connection. If you assign each PC on your LAN one of these IPs, you can then have more than one machine accessing the Internet at the same time.
You could also host a Web Server or FTP Server using these addresses. The obvious issue is security which may or may not be important to you.
 
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