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Static IP Address
This is a discussion on Static IP Address within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; My daughter has just connected to Sky Connect. I told her to request a static IP address so that we ...
- 11-12-06, 08:28 PM #1
Static IP Address
My daughter has just connected to Sky Connect. I told her to request a static IP address so that we could network our 2 Macs. She was told by Sky that they do not provide a static IP address. This seems strange to me as most ISPs provide these if required.
Can anyone confirm that this is correct?
- 11-12-06, 08:41 PM #2
Yes, it is sky do not offer static ip addresses. Sorry.
- 11-12-06, 08:43 PM #3
- 11-12-06, 09:12 PM #4
I think that the ISPs which *do* provide a static IP are the exception. However, I'm not sure what you mean by needing a static IP to network two computers - a dynamic one will work just fine.
- 12-12-06, 09:46 AM #5
I guess the original poster wants static addresses so that they can consistently link the two machines over the Internet. With dynamic adresses one would need to contact the other to ask what their ip was.
Using www.dyndns.com (free) and configuring both your routers will provide a static address for each of them and enable them to be seen easily/consistently.
I've been using dyndns for some time with no probems.
- 12-12-06, 06:23 PM #6
Thanks. I want to use a Mac app called Apple Remote Desktop that enables the host to administer the client. A static IP is needed for this to work.
I have never tried DynDNS and will have a look but I don't see the big deal with ISPs providing a static IP. It used to be the norm for broadband service while the old dial ups were always assigned new IPs upon connection.
- 12-12-06, 06:37 PM #7
maybe they will at some time, but don't forget this is either a free or very low cost service.
- 12-12-06, 07:01 PM #8
Welcome to the site erskine
I have to agree with the other posts.
Using DynDNS is very easy for your daughter to setup as there is a feature is available in the router to allow this to be updated.Ray
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- 12-12-06, 07:13 PM #9
You can use an app JIP UPDATE v1.20 which will run on Mac OS x and uses the dyn dns service! that should get you sorted!Арте́льный горшо́к гу́ще кипи́т. (Moral: Working as a team produces better results!)
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- 12-12-06, 09:03 PM #10
Many thanks, jameseb. Struggling to find JIP Update 1.2 but with your help, I've come across DNSUpdate.