Your post implies that you're on a Residential grade DSL connection. These
typically supply a single IP address and require you to use NAT to supply
more than one IPv4 connected device.
To gain additional real-world IP service you will need to look into
business-grade services. Most ISPs (including Xtra) offer these services
but as you may have noticed, they are often more expensive (as befits
their more customised nature, and the higher service levels associated
with most business links).
NZNOG is not really the right place to ask; the NZNOG target audience
would generally know the answers to your questions - and for this reason the
questions would not be _asked_ here. Talk to your ISP (or other potential
ISPs) about the solutions they offer. Most outfits have sales teams whos
job it is to educate customers on their options based on their user
The minute you step outside of the basic residential-grade consumer
requirements for broadband connectivity, be prepared to pay more for your
service (and for more complicated engineering requirements than your
typical mass-market helpdesk can generally offer over the phone).
On Thu, 3 Jun 2010, Michael J. Densem wrote:
Advice please on new ISP.
I am currently with Xtra on a home business package. I use a single
static IP. I am told they cannot provide a second static IP unless I
sign up for a second telecom account which includes a separate phone
line and broadband account!