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By BorgInva ·
I run machines at home on a Netgear Router using Verizon DSL. I want to be able to connect to my PCs from work using which ever communications program I have, but how can I tell, from work say, what my home IP is when I need to conect? The IP will change from time to time, or if someone resets the modem to fix the speed. Is there someway to keep the IP constant? Is there a program I can use that would tell em what the IP is whenever and whereever I need it (not sure how that can be done without knowing the IP first).

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by WebGuyBob In reply to ID IP

The ultimate answer is to request a static IP from your provider. If you simply want to "identify" the IP address, open a command window and type "ipconfig /all". That will show you all of the IP-related information on all of your network adapters.

The last thing you might try is downloading "hostinfo.exe". I'm sure you can find it by doing some Google searches. HostInfo.exe shows the hostname of your computer as your ISP identifies it (e.g. dslxxx.123.verizon.net). Try using that host name from work instead of continually trying to identify the changing DHCP IP address.

Hope this helps.

Bob

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by BorgInva In reply to

Not something I can do. Sorry.

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by LMon In reply to ID IP

If your router accept it then yes.

Yes you have to give your computer a static IP. Use the card that is connecting to your router right click select properties, highlight Internet protocol select properties again and select use the following IP. Get the ip address the computer has now by doing ipconfig in the command prompt enter the address,subnet, and gateway. You probably will have to add the dns server as well. You will have to get that from the router.

Then you must configure the router to open the poerts used by the program you are using.

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by BorgInva In reply to

Not something I can do. Sorry.

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by briantruitt In reply to ID IP

If your IP address does change quite frequently, you should try using a dynamic dns service. I use No-IP, you can download it from www.no-ip.com, and it basically monitors my external IP address and resolves it to a "friendly name" like brians.no-ip.com. Whenever I want to connect home to my network all I have to do is drop brians.no-ip.com into whatever remote software I'm using and no-ip.com takes care of the rest. I think there are a couple of these services out there and they all should be free if my memory serves me correct. It does have to be on a machine that pretty much stays on all of the time and they have downloads for Linux as well as Windows.

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by BorgInva In reply to

I did not do exectly this but very similar with my friend's help.
https://www.dyndns.org
Got myself a domain and using DeeEnEs to update my info. Going to use Apache to run my webserver. And now my family can see pics I want to show them all.
I tried various other sites last night with some good domain names, but the web site designing is very limited and restricted to their formats and not yours.
I refuse to use the same IP for that is easily more hackable with scanners, so having this to update my IP everytime it changes will be very good. I actually used this last year for him to run his own trivia game server when one of his PCs was down.

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by jschein In reply to ID IP

www.whatismyip.com

That will tell you your home pc.

There are also various DNS FREE sites that will install a program on your system. I use DYNDNS.org to run on my system and update my website: www.whatevernameyouwant.org . so if at work or elsewhere, you can just ping www.whateveryournameis.org and you will know your ip to your house if you need to reverse connect...

Good luck.

Static IP's are a waste as far as additional monies these days when dynamic I.P.s are just fine.

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by BorgInva In reply to

Yes, see above.
Also, that web address has become very valuable to me since you posted it. Very valuable when working on my mother's PC.
Thanks for that. Throwing you points!

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