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chrisk August 27, 2011 08:46 AM

Need static IP options
 
Hey all;
I stream video using SageTV, and now that sageTV has been bought by Google they are shutting down their services. One of those services included a 'locator' service so that you could connect to your PC remotely without using a static IP.

Looks like I will need a static IP service. Teksavvy does not offer one.

Anybody use a good static IP service? I won't mind paying a small fee if the service was solid.

supaflyx3 August 27, 2011 08:55 AM

Have you noticed your IP changing frequently? I have a dynamic IP, yet for the last year and a half my IP hasn't changed once.

chrisk August 27, 2011 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supaflyx3 (Post 544493)
Have you noticed your IP changing frequently? I have a dynamic IP, yet for the last year and a half my IP hasn't changed once.

To be honest I have not noticed. I did change providers recently (Rogers to Teksavvy) so I cannot say how often this changes.

I use this for work at times, so I don't want to take chances that it will not work properly when I need it.

enaberif August 27, 2011 09:08 AM

dyndns will be your friend if you can't get static.

chrisk August 27, 2011 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 544496)
dyndns will be your friend if you can't get static.

I'm looking into that one now. My Netgear WDNR4000 supports updating to dyndns natively it seems.

Mook06 August 27, 2011 11:14 AM

less router support but they have os software based updaters, and they have a huge list of available subdomains
FreeDNS - Free DNS - Dynamic DNS - Static DNS subdomain and domain hosting

The Quicken August 27, 2011 10:24 PM

No-ip

Free and simple.

ipaine August 27, 2011 10:39 PM

If you are just interested in remoting into your machine then instead of getting a static IP, why not try either LogMeIn or Windows Live mesh. I used to use logmein and now I use windows live mesh. Logmein has the advantage of being able to log into your machine from anywhere you can get online, while windows live mesh is good if you are logging in from a specific location, such as your work computer.

LogMeIn has pay options, but also has a free version that works just great. Find it here: https://secure.logmein.com/products/free/

chrisk August 28, 2011 08:13 AM

Jumped on Dyndns as it is working perfectly.

Logmein looks great ipane, but I need an IP address/host address for my placeshifter software to work. This does the trick nicely, and the router handles all of it to boot.

zaza101 September 5, 2011 06:49 PM

what do you mean teksavvy doesn't offer static IP? $4 and they give you static ip. I have a whole subnet from them. Alcatel can give you static IP and there are several other providers open to that.


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