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Do I need to have a static IP address for the KYHIP VPN to work?Updated 8 months ago

For our service to function, you need to have a public IP address, which can be either static or dynamic.

IP addresses can be categorized as 

  • public or private and 
  • static or dynamic.

A public IP address is a unique identifier assigned to each user on the internet, allowing their router to be accessed from the web. On the other hand, a private IP address, also known as an address behind a carrier-grade NAT, is shared among multiple users. This means that it’s not possible to access a device owned by a specific user from the Internet.

A static IP address is manually assigned to a device for a long period and does not change. It is provided by the Internet Service Provider. A dynamic IP address is automatically assigned and often changes whenever the user reboots their router.

KYHIP requires a public IP address, whether dynamic or static, to establish a two-way connection from your travel router to the server router.

If you don't have a public IP address, you can usually request one from your ISP.

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