Mobile broadband via 4G and 5G based services is fantastic but all too often it comes with Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT), blocked ports or a dynamic IP address. Disappointingly, this makes running servers, or even CCTV impossible. The York UK Hosting fixedIP services overcomes these issues by providing a static IP address for use with your mobile broadband connection.
Integrated via L2TP, many common mobile broadband routers such as those from Huewei or Mikrotik, can be quickly configured with their built-in L2TP client.
Telephone Support is available as an optional add-on
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Mobile Broadband Static IP
What do I need to use fixedIP?
fixedIP requires either a router or computer that supports L2TP. Router based support is better as your whole network can then make use of the fixed public IP via NAT. Many 4G/5G routers supplied by the mobile networks include L2TP support as standard - check your manual or router interface for 'L2TP'.
Are any ports or protocols blocked?
To protect against misuse access to outbound SMTP (TCP/25) is blocked by default. This can be removed upon request once the service has been active for 7 days.
No other ports or protocols are blocked.
Is the L2TP tunnel encrypted?
The L2TP tunnel is not encrypted with IPSec. It provides a standard L2TP v2 (UDP) based service. As so much of the traffic passing across the Internet is encrypted by default it seems unnecessary to encrypt the tunnel itself. IPSec support is not currently on the service roadmap.
Can I set a custom reverse lookup (PTR) hostname?
It is possible to setup a custom PTR record for the assigned IPv4 address. Setup is easy once you have setup an A-Record to ensure the forward lookup matches.