I stumbled across this how-to whilst searching for the answer but couldn't find anything definitive. I don't want to mess up my computer (at least not for a good reason anyway) So I am hoping super users can clarify for me.
I have a dynamic ip. I can pay an extra £8.00 a month to formally get a static one, but can I avoid this fee and use this how-to or similar to set my ip to be static anyway if I want? If so, would it be affected by things like restarting the computer or moving providers? Apologies in advance if this seems like an obvious question!