DDNS External IP Address Checker

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by s0rce, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. s0rce

    s0rce Networkin' Nut Member

    I just converted my WRT54GL running tomato 1.28 from being a router to just bring a Wifi access point and its working great, however, I used the ddns client (for dyndns.org) on the router using the WAN IP. I changed it now to use an external IP address checker but it doesn't work. It keeps saying:

    Last IP Address -
    Last Result Error obtaining IP address. #RETRY 16 1

    Does anyone know how to make this work. I have it connected from 1 of the LAN ports to a gigabit switch in my network. Should I use the WAN port?

    I figure I could have my server run something like ddclient but it would be great if this just worked again.

    Thanks very much,
  2. s0rce

    s0rce Networkin' Nut Member

    well I solved the problem

    I connected the wan port (with dhcp) to my switch so now it has a wan connection and it can reach the external IP checker. This shouldn't really be necessary as it wastes a switch port and adds complexity. I have DHCP disabled on the LAN ports so that the other router gives the IPs out.


    (sorry for the double posting of this thread.
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