My IP address...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Snowy_River, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

    Snowy_River

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    #1
    So, my question is fairly simple, although I'm sure that the answer may not be.

    Is there a way to determine what my home IP address is when I'm not at home?

    Here is the reason for the question:

    I'm using my iPad as a mobile platform when I don't need all the horsepower of my MBP. However, to allow myself access to my files, I have my home router set up to route the appropriate ports to allow me to VNC into my MBP from my iPad. It works like a charm... until my ISP changes my home IP address.

    That is precisely what happened, and because I needed to get access to certain files, I had to call a neighbor and ask to have them check whatismyip.com from my network.

    Thus, the question is born.

    Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    The best idea is to use a service like www.dyndns.org, which assigns a domain name to your IP address. You install a little "agent" onto your computer which updates the DNS record when your IP address changes. Some routers can also update it directly without any additional software.
     
  3. Brokebroker83 macrumors member

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    I second that, or you could use "no-ip". Both companies are great and you could easily do with their free accounts.
     
  4. Snowy_River thread starter macrumors 68030

    Snowy_River

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