The purpose of using a Dynamic DNS service is to map your WAN (or Public) IP address to a name. A domain name is easier to remember and it is not affected if your WAN IP address changes, unless you signed up for a business account which offers static public IP address.
Dynamic DNS is a service, mostly free, and there are quite a few of them available. One option would be to just Google for one but I wanted to make sure that the service is supported by my router.
I have a paid account with NoIP.com, DynDNS was a popular choice until they quit offering their free service early April 2014. I randomly settled with “ChangeIP.com”. Read full post →How to Set Up Dynamic DNS
A Static IP address is a requirement if some hardware within your network act as a “server” or a “resource”.
Every devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) connected to a network has a unique address, known as IP address. The IP address has two components, the Network ID and the Host ID. Let’s look at the most common IP address schema on a home network, Class C, 192.168.1.8.
The 16 bits Host ID allows for a maximum of 256 IDs (0 to 255) on the network. However, “0” and “255” are reserved and at least one ID is going to be used by the router, “1”. As a mini spoiler here, when assigning a static IP address, only the “Host ID” is affected. Read full post →How to Setup a Static IP address