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Static IP Problem !!!!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by dj.19.12, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. dj.19.12

    dj.19.12 LI Guru Member

    Hi, I have a WRT54G version 5 router. I am trying to make my own server in the game called "Counter Strike." I live in Canada, my ISP is Bell Sympatico. I need help setting up a static ip on my router. I did set up the static ip on my router using my ISP's Ip address,Default Gateway,subnet mask, and DNS 1 & 2. But then ppl outside of canada or in canada couldn't connect to my server. My IP changes a lot that is why I am trying to set up a Static ip. b4 I use to start my server and go to www.mywanip.com from there i use to get my ip and ppl could connect, but my ip changes, thts the problem. So can someone help me on this?
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Unfortunately there is no way around what ip your ISP gives you. Some of them do it on purpose so you have to purchase a static IP from them if you want to run servers and what not. I am lucky because my ip never changes, it can but it doesnt. If you use a web page as you have stated and you have your friends connect to that ip it should work until your isp changes it. I would not make that IP static on the wan side if it is not or its going to give you more headaches in the long run. The only other potential way is to you dynamic dns, but i am not sure if that router supports it.
     
  3. dj.19.12

    dj.19.12 LI Guru Member

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    Yes, my router does support a dynamic dns. its in the main setup where you enter the hostname and ur domain and it keeps it up to date. I have already tried using dynamic dns, but whenever i add my server by the dynamic dns it only adds by the current ip, when the ip changes, then ppl get dissconnected. Is there any other way, help would be greatly apprecaited. thx
     
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    There is no "neighborly" way of manipulating settings from your side in order to always get the same IP from your ISP - it is the ISP's DHCP or whatever mechanism they use that determines your IP.

    Have you spoken to your ISP? Maybe you could just ask for the same IP all the time...
     
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Are you saying your ISP changes your IP in the middle of a connection? How often does this occur?
     
  6. dj.19.12

    dj.19.12 LI Guru Member

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    The last time I checked it changed 5 times, while I was running my server.
     
  7. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    What were you veiwing or how did you check that you know it changed 5 times? Are you logging the changes and can see how often it changes? Is your sever connected to a router connected to your ISP? Is the router bridged or is the router acting as a dhcp server for your network? Could it be possible that your server to your router is having the ip problem and you just need to put a static IP on your server from you lan IP scope?
     
  8. dj.19.12

    dj.19.12 LI Guru Member

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    I'm not sure what your talking about but, when i was running the server ppl were keep getting dissconnected thats how i know. My router settings are PPPoE and I have already put in the userbame adn password.
     
  9. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    What i am getting at is, your isp could be giving you same ip all the time but your router to your server could be the problem not necessarilly the isp. I guess the best question would be can those same ppl reconnect right back using the same ip? If so then potentially its the server dropping or not getting traffic for whatever reason and not the isp. For the record I personally dont like pppoe for that reason, you have to reconnect alot and when you do generally you get a different ip then you previously had. However while connected your ip should not change.
     
  10. dj.19.12

    dj.19.12 LI Guru Member

    People can't connect to my server when they dissconnect becasue the ip changed so I give them the new ip then they can connect....
     
  11. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    can counterstrike use DDNS (dyndns.org) service instead of an IP address?
     
  12. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member

    If your IP is truly changing in the middle of running a server there's nothing you can do to stop everyone from being disconnected. Also, you'd probably be better off not bothering trying to run a CS server on a DSL connection. The upload is probably far too low to run a decent server.
     
  13. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member


    Yes, it can.
     

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