Static IPs and OmniNet Services


A) ISP Static IP:

Static IP that is assigned by customers' internet service provider


B) OmniNet Static IP / Port Forward

A Public IP assigned to OmniNet subscriptions with the optional add-on.



OmniNet offers several solutions to provide filtering services.  Depending on which method you choose to integrate with OmniNet, the use of static IPs can vary slightly.  However, some things remains constant with any subscription: 


If you want to forwarding inbound traffic to a subscription connected to OmniNet, you must purchase an OmniNet Static IP/Port Forwarding IP.



You cannot leverage a customers ISP Static IP for inbound traffic (port forwarding) once you are online with OmniNet services.  This is due to the security design. All outbound traffic is forced to our data-center and therefore per routing needs, inbound services need to ingress at our DC to be let in and back out again.


Now lets go into how these are applicable based on which solution you choose to integrate with OmniNet.


OmniWAN' OmniBridge

(A) ISP Static IP required? NO

No.  OmniBridges can function both behind an existing router assigning a private IP to the OmniBridge, or with the modem in bridge/passthrough mode with a static IP.  As long proper protocols are allowed through the OmniBridge, it will come online in either scenario.  See OmniBride installation instructions for further details.

(B) OmniNET Static IP/Port Forward IP required: NO.  Only if port forwarding is required for your customer.  One additional benefit to have OmniNET Static IP/Port Forward IP, egress traffic will use the same IP so traffic will both ingress and egress with the same IP.


OmniBridge Recommended scenario:  Modem in router mode with DHCP and OmniBridge plugged into LAN. Buy a (B) OmniNET Static IP if port forwarding is needed.



Contact your OmniNET sales rep.  With a few questions, they can help you scope out your opportunities and right size them for the proper fit!

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