Broadband is a term used to describe a high speed connection that can be shared over multiple devices in your network. Broadband is generally expected to be faster than 128kbit/s.
Our MetroLAN service is up to 5MBit/s for Wireless and 100Mbit/s for Fibre. There are lower speed options available for entry level plans.
Full speed is up to 100Mbit/s for UFB. There are lower speed options available for entry level plans.
Our Bitstream service is as fast as your line can go within the limits of the ADSL technology. This can be affected by many factors including:
- The distance you are from the nearest cabinet/exchange
- Internet traffic congestion
- The quality of your phone line
- The number of joins in your line
- Factors within your home such as unfiltered devices and lengthy phone cords
We assign a static IP address to all of our broadband connections (except for Prepay).
A data cap is the amount of information you can send and receive per month on your connection. Generally, basic use such as email and web browsing does not use much data and a lower data cap plan should be sufficient. If you use your connection to watch on demand TV, online videos (such as YouTube), play online games or use any other higher data-use applications you will find a higher data cap will be more suitable.
If you find you have used more than your data cap, you can change to one of our higher level plans. Alternatively, you can switch to a Pay Over Cap plan, which will cost $10 per 10GB traffic block over your current limit.
You can also choose higher rate 'limit speed' options where you will still get slowed down but to a higher speed than the standard plans. The options for these are:
- 256kbit/s for an extra $10/month
- 512kbit/s for an extra $30/month
- 2Mbit/s for an extra $100/month (this option is not available on Bitstream connections or basic MetroLAN plans)
We do not use a transparent caching proxy server for web access, so you don’t need to configure anything here.
The short answer is “yes” to both. The long answer is, that while we do our best to protect Inspire Net customers from dangerous malware, it is not always possible to catch everything.
Since the beginning of the internet as we know it, every device that is connected to the internet has an IP address assigned to it. These are IPv4 numerical addresses made up of four sets of up to three numbers. Unfortunately the number of connected devices is rapidly catching up to the total possible number of IPv4 addresses which has led to the introduction of IPv6 addresses which are made up of numbers and the letters A through F, and have considerably more possible numbers than IPv4.