Business DSL - Can I get multiple IP's?

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I am looking to upgrade my IT knowledge and have come to a point where a static IP would be valuable for me to continue.  It's my understanding that Business DSL gives a static IP, and I seem to remember in the past having clients with multiple IP's on their DSL line.  

Just wondering if it is still possible to get more than one static IP from MTS on Business DSL.
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Posted 6 months ago

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Multiple DSL lines would give multiple IPS. I don't think you can have more than one IP per connection. Unless you mean router IPS. Where you can have a DHCP server running from the router, Or alternate source.
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Hi Preta,
You are 100% correct in the fact that our professional grade Internet service does come with 1 static IP.  We do also offer additional IP's if needed.  They are added as a framed route on the account.  So you would actually get access to a block of static IP's all your own.  Depending on the type of service you have (ADSL or VDSL) will dictate what equipment you would need to make use of this framed route.  Basically if you have ADSL you would need an additional router or firewall to manage the framed routes.  If you have VDSL then our equipment can manage it for you.
Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the info Jeremy.

Can you elaborate on what a framed route is?  Does MTS route an IP block in addition to the /32 address I am assigned when the PPPOE is dialed?  Or is the address assigned to my PPPOE interface going to be an IP from the assigned block?  

From what I am able to find there are different methods used by ISPs when routing to PPPOE end points.
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Evening Petra:

 I don't know if you have seen this but here is the Bell MTS framed route info with prices  https://www3.bellmts.ca/mts/business/internet/features/framed+route

And here is  the config info page which may answer the question you were asking about  address assignments.

https://www3.bellmts.ca/mts/support/internet/high+speed/framed+route+customer+equipment+configuratio...

Hope this helps.
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Clifford gave some excellent info.  To sum up for you, the WAN IP that you get from your initial connection is not part of the block of framed route IP's you get, they wont even be under the same Subnet.  basically you will get your WAN IP when you make your initial connection, then you will get a block of IP (the framed route) to setup and assign statically to your internal devices.  From there you can configure your security and throughput however you like.
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Edit:  Ooops got a reply while I was typing this.  Thanks Jeremy, that clears it up.


Thanks Clifford.

The first link definitely sounds like they are going to route the entire block.  But I'm sill hesitant as they say they are providing 6, 14, or 30 addresses.  This would exclude the network and broadcast address which may indicate MTS will hold the network address on their equipment.  But it may just be verbiage to keep it clear as to the number of usable addresses normally associated with /29, /28, and /27 subnets.

Just looking for clarification if they do indeed route the entire subnet to my PPPOE interface.

The 2nd link isn't applicable as I will be running my own router behind a GT701D, but I appreciate the pointer.
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