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Okay, I've got a leaflet from AIS fibre and there is a part of it that seems to promote a few specific points as more reasons to sign up for their service.

 

These selling points are:

 

1. Free Wi-Fi log          (What is this and how is it useful to the average person?)

2. Free Public IPv4      ( What's the value of this? Does it make you invisible or give your faster speeds?)

 

Another question:

 

3. With AIS fibre, is it still possible to download .magnets and torrents with this service or do they block them?

 

Thanks for any help with these.

 

 

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1. Free WiFi log

This most likely references AIS Super Wifi, their 100,000 nationwide location subscription WiFi service.

 

2. Free Public IPv4

All public Internet connections require a 'public' IP address so the device data traffic can be sent/received/routed over the public Internet. 

 

It being "free" isn't a great description.

 

Most Internet subscription packages come with a 'Dynamically Assigned" IPv4 address (that changes either on a time expire schedule or sometimes when the consumer router reboots) ...as opposed to a "Static" ever unchanging IP address where an Internet connected device can always be expectedly found (such as a webserver).

 

Unfortunately, the number of 'public' IP addresses assigned to each Internet Service Provider is limited so while some users may get actual public-facing IP addresses, most bigger ISPs with their thousands or millions of customers must utilize a public IP address sharing scheme, known as NAT or CG-NAT, where connected customer devices are instead issued internally generated 'reserved' IP address and then share a common public-facing IP address with hundreds of similar ISP customers via a Gateway. The method that NAT or CG-NAT uses to keep track of outgoing and incoming data traffic for multiple users usually also prevents the connected devices from utilizing dedicated 'open ports' required for data sharing.

 

3. Torrenting

If your Internet connected device is furnished a CG-NAT IP address then you'll be able to 'download' torrents but be blocked from having an 'open port' to facilitate 'sharing/uploading' torrent content ...ultimately leading to your torrenting app being penalized and download speeds restricted or blocked.  Some CG-NAT class subscribers get around this by utilizing VPN tunnel connections to facilitate open port torrenting.   

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48 minutes ago, TooBigToFit said:

I think what you are saying about #2 means more privacy.

 

I think you'd have to post a photo of the AIS promotional flyer to get a cleaner explanation.

Sometimes adverts translated into tinglish never make sense.

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Actually all it said was "Free Public IPv4 "  The word free was in Thai but it meant that you get it as an extra rather than some other meaning.

 

Doe it mean every time I go online I'll get a new IP address that may not be the same IP number as the last? I noticed that my IP number has changed in the past by itself. I figure every time I go offline then back on I just get whatever IP is available from the Net provider.

 

I also heard that there is a difference in downloading speeds for torrents depending on whether you are using IPv6 and IPv4. That might be due to feeders using one or the other. I probably shouldn't be asking these questions because I really don't have the background to fully understand your answers.

 

Well anyways, we can let this thread stop here RichCor. I'm probably not at the level needed to be your tech student. Thank you for trying to help me.

 

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