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Sep 2nd, 2008 at 6:23pm  
Is anybody able to connect to a server?  With my old internet, I could connect to a free usenet server, but since I got the HX50 I have not been able to connect.  I'm not sure if it's the new router, or the satellite system. 

Any ideas?
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Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2008 at 8:13pm  
I'm pretty sure that I read that Hughes started blocking newsgroups this year.

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Reply #2 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 9:36am  
Bentley Walker operate the HX network, we do not block newsgroups, however you may need to apply for a public IP in order to access them remotely. Please contact us at BW for further information.
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Reply #3 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 12:05pm  
James-BW wrote on Sep 3rd, 2008 at 9:36am:
...we do not block newsgroups, however you may need to apply for a public IP in order to access them remotely.
As opposed to a dynamic IP address? How is that NOT "blocking newsgroups"? If subscribers can't "access" newsgroups until they pay for a static IP address, then - by my definition - BW blocks newsgroups (to those that don't pay).

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Reply #4 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 1:06pm  
@USN, we do not charge for a single public IP, which can be applied to the customers router, please do not base your comments on assumption as it adds confusion.

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Reply #5 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 1:29pm  
James-BW wrote on Sep 3rd, 2008 at 1:06pm:
@USN, we do not charge for a single public IP, which can be applied to the customers router, please do not base your comments on assumption as it adds confusion.

Before you jump to any conclusions yourself James, please consider that this forum serves a global membership. So perhaps the problem here is simply one of definition.

In my experience, "public IP" and "static IP" are synonymous. This is as opposed "private" or "dynamic" IP addresses. I don't personally know of a single consumer-grade internet service provider that doesn't apply dynamic addressing by default. If you actually provide a static IP address to your customers - at no charge - I commend you.

So please - help me understand. What is the Bentley-Walker definition of a "public IP" address?

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Reply #6 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 1:38pm  
Great!  Thanks for the reply.  Now I just have to figure out my MAC address for the router and the Site ID.
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Reply #7 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 1:57pm  
Outbreak, if you are referring to the application form then you can simply enter your modems ESN number, the site code is less important.

Greg, please feel free to PM any questions, so as not to clutter the thread. You have a PM.

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Reply #8 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 2:08pm  
Thanks!  It's submitted!
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Reply #9 - Sep 9th, 2008 at 3:40pm  
Sir, how long does it take to get the static/public IP address?  As you can see, I submitted the paperwork last week, and I have yet to hear anything about it.

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Reply #10 - Sep 11th, 2008 at 11:12am  
It is normally processed within 24hrs, I will chase it up.
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Reply #11 - Sep 11th, 2008 at 4:12pm  
Thank you.  I had to submit it again yesterday to Elizabeth.
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