What Can If I do not have a Static IP for my WAN Connection

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What Can If I do not have a Static IP for my WAN Connection

Postby bevtech » 2006-09-15 03:14

Local ips( Local Area Network LAN)

10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255 16,777,216(ips avaliable Class A )
172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255 1,048,5769(ips avaliable Class B)
169.254.0.0 – 169.254.255.255 65,5369(ipsavaliable Class B)
192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 65,536(ips availiable Class C)

More information on IPs at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_IP_address

Private ips are not able to be used via the internet they will not work they are considered Private IP's

Your (Wide Area Network WAN) address it is an ip that is used to communicate with the internet it is the address that comes from your internet service provider (ISP)

To find out what your your wan ip address is
http://www.whatsmyip.org/

The problem comes in that this address is mostly dynamic (changes all the time) in this case you would need the dyndns service..;)



Most Routers will support the use of a Dynamic Domain Name Service that
will let you connect via a hostname instead of an ip address. The routers configuration varies so much that is almost impossible to create a step by step document for this feature.

There Are Serval Free Dyndns sites available

www.dyndns.org
www.no-ip.com

basically you need to create an account with one of the service providers then program the router to send the update request when its ip changes


Most routers only need to know the following

The web address of the dyndns account
The username of the account
The password of the account

That is why you must first create an account before you can program your router..;)
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