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my internet provider doesnt assign static ip's for residential customers. does anyone know of a service or program that I can pay to have a static ip address? I need to get to a device on my network at home by way of IP, and since my ip address is always changing it wont be reliable.
 
my internet provider doesnt assign static ip's for residential customers. does anyone know of a service or program that I can pay to have a static ip address? I need to get to a device on my network at home by way of IP, and since my ip address is always changing it wont be reliable.

Your internet provider controls the IP adress you are assigned. Usually you can upgrade your service to assure yourself of a static IP (for more $$$ of course).


Another alternative would be to use a router that supports Dynamic DNS (many of them do, these days). You register a name with a dynamic dns service (look at http://www.dyndns.com/) and whenever your IP address changes, your router will automatically update the dynamic dns service with your new address (it identifies your account with a username and password).

Then you would access your network via your dynamic dns domain. For example: diat150.dyndns.com
 
cool. im not sure if this program will support putting in a dns instead of the ip address, but I will give it a shot.
 
cool. im not sure if this program will support putting in a dns instead of the ip address, but I will give it a shot.

You could always ping the domain name to resolve the address. It's an extra step, but it would work.
 
If can't enter a DNS name and must enter an IP address I'd go with upgrading your internet service. Else you'd have to enter in a new IP address everytime it changes. Unlikely though.
 
+1 to Dyndns, i use it on my router. Works perfectly!


You could use a VPN, never played with a VPN but it should technically make your remote computer be an extension of your home network. I'm not really sure.

I was also thinking maybe there is a program that would let you set some random ip address and then forward it to your dynamic dns name.
 
You could use a VPN, never played with a VPN but it should technically make your remote computer be an extension of your home network. I'm not really sure.

You still need the target address, or the VPN won't know what to connect to.


I was also thinking maybe there is a program that would let you set some random ip address and then forward it to your dynamic dns name.

That doesn't really make any sense.
 

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