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Static IP Addresses

I'm a web developer, and frequently need to have my IP whitelisted to work on external servers. Working from home, this is a real pain with BT's dynamic IPs. I have to have colleagues whitelist me every time on different servers. I know the IPs are supposed to change too frequently, but mine does. I had my IP whitelisted by a colleague yesterday evening, and my IP has changed yet again this morning.

I've searched the boards, and I know BT don't offer static IP addresses on residential, which is a shame. I know it's niche, so not everyone would take them up on it, but for those that need it, it'd be greatly appreciated.

Does anyone have any workaround options? I don't mind paying for a third party service.

Thanks

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Re: Static IP Addresses

if your IP address is changing as often as you say then your router is dropping internet connection and then you are getting a new address when it reconnects  if your conenction was stable with no drops in conenction then your ip address would remain the same so maybe you need to look at your conenction and what is causing the drops

you should be able to check conenction time in your router stats



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Re: Static IP Addresses


@crdunstwrote:

I'm a web developer, and frequently need to have my IP whitelisted to work on external servers. Working from home, this is a real pain with BT's dynamic IPs. I have to have colleagues whitelist me every time on different servers. I know the IPs are supposed to change too frequently, but mine does. I had my IP whitelisted by a colleague yesterday evening, and my IP has changed yet again this morning.

I've searched the boards, and I know BT don't offer static IP addresses on residential, which is a shame. I know it's niche, so not everyone would take them up on it, but for those that need it, it'd be greatly appreciated.

Does anyone have any workaround options? I don't mind paying for a third party service.

Thanks


Hi there,

Provided you're using a third party router, the best workaround would be to sign up for a free DNS service.

Have a read of this article, which gives you options of a few different providers.

 

I hope this info helps. Smiley Happy

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Re: Static IP Addresses

You don't need a third party router to use a Dynamic IP address service,  however, the OP would be better off fixing the cause of the frequent address changes as suggested by @imjolly

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Re: Static IP Addresses

Is there anyway you can whitelist a hostname?

 

why not use a free ddns service like duckdns, On my mikrotik router you can even setup a script to dynamically update it on the router side.

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