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Standard User richemon85
(newbie) Sun 30-Sep-18 14:48:32
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Dynamic IP solution for Broadband Quality Monitor (BQM)


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Hi all,

I think i've discovered a solution to the "BQM dynamic IP address problem" I did search and nothing came up. Years ago I remember using no-ip.com 's dynamic DNS client to update my account should the external IP address change. There's an HTTPS API available here and a Windows client that runs on XP and up.

https://www.noip.com/integrate/request
https://www.noip.com/integrate

Who would thinkbroadband need to speak with at no-ip to have such a feature implemented?
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 30-Sep-18 15:22:02
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Re: Dynamic IP solution for Broadband Quality Monitor (BQM)


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Who would thinkbroadband need to speak with at no-ip to have such a feature implemented?

Nobody, just set up any Dynamic DNS system on your machine, and then create a new BQM and input the host name that the system gives you.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 30-Sep-18 15:23:59
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Re: Dynamic IP solution for Broadband Quality Monitor (BQM)


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How do you suggest a regular ping system should detect the new IP address of the target if the address in use changes. Also bear in mind that the old IP address could be responding normally quite soon afterwards?

Do you think thinkbroadband should be providing a built-in free DDNS service as well as the rest of whole free site?

Note:-
As of May 2017, we now support hostnames as well as static IP addresses, so if you use a Dynamic DNS service then you can provide us with your hostname and we will update the IP address when it changes.

You still need to subscribe to a dynamic DNS service (or your provider may update DNS based on your IP); be aware that it may take us a bit of time to detect IP changes, and currently these are not shown on the graphs so you may find this explains some odd patterns.
BQM FAQs.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sun 30-Sep-18 15:25:47)


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Standard User richemon85
(newbie) Mon 01-Oct-18 19:53:13
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by richemon85:
Who would thinkbroadband need to speak with at no-ip to have such a feature implemented?

Nobody, just set up any Dynamic DNS system on your machine, and then create a new BQM and input the host name that the system gives you.


nice one cheers, I do know how the internet works, honest wink
Standard User richemon85
(newbie) Mon 01-Oct-18 19:56:50
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Do you think thinkbroadband should be providing a built-in free DDNS service as well as the rest of whole free site?


Nope I wasn't saying that, perhaps a recommendation for a DDNS provider or to make it more obvious that DDNS is supported.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 02-Oct-18 00:49:12
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You mean the FAQs for the application aren't enough?

That reminds me of "When all else fails, RTFM".

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