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Standard User rjsetford
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 09-Jul-12 12:36:32
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Static IP and OpenDNS


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Hi All,

Just about to move to Sky broadband from Plus.net.

Is it possible to:
1. Get a static IP address from Sky for the router
B. Change the DNS settings on the supplied router to point at the OpenDNS servers?

Thanks in advance.

Rich
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Jul-12 12:39:44
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Re: Static IP and OpenDNS


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In reply to a post by rjsetford:
Is it possible to:
1. Get a static IP address from Sky for the router

No.


B. Change the DNS settings on the supplied router to point at the OpenDNS servers?

No.

Oliver.
Standard User rjsetford
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 09-Jul-12 12:41:39
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Re: Static IP and OpenDNS


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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
In reply to a post by rjsetford:
Is it possible to:
1. Get a static IP address from Sky for the router

No.

Oh fudge

B. Change the DNS settings on the supplied router to point at the OpenDNS servers?

No.

oh fudge


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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Jul-12 12:52:46
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Re: Static IP and OpenDNS


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It's cheap, but there are caveats!

Oliver.
Standard User rjsetford
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 09-Jul-12 14:44:57
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Re: Static IP and OpenDNS


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I'd say lol

There are ways around these things blush)
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Jul-12 18:15:28
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Re: Static IP and OpenDNS


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There are ways around these things blush)


For DNS and router - yes - for static IP no.

James be* pro (16.8 / 1.2 sync) - BQM - FTTC cab installed 18-jun-2012 - not yet active - est 44.6 / 6.5
Standard User peewee
(committed) Tue 10-Jul-12 19:47:07
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Re: Static IP and OpenDNS


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The routers all support dyn dns services so there is a way round.
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 10-Jul-12 19:57:49
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The routers all support dyn dns services so there is a way round.

Although unfortunately Dyndns want your credit/debit card details these days before giving you a free account.

Oliver.
Standard User peewee
(committed) Tue 10-Jul-12 22:47:59
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fair comment, although when you tot up the costs it can still work out cheaper overall. In my case, with sky being the only LLU provider and having a massive aversion to BT the service level bandwidth wise is the main deciding factor along with download limits. I used to be with ID net in order to maintain service quality at £35/month but restricted to 40 Gb monthly download which running servers and so-on from home was difficult to stay under. Sky have been very good for the 6 months I've been on. and in fact the 'sticky' IP address has only changed 3 times so manual changes on DNS would have been OK except for having to look everyday to check.
Standard User madmart
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 12-Jul-12 15:35:40
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Re: Static IP and OpenDNS


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Hi,

My IP has been very sticky, only changed a few times (4 maybe 5) in just under a year now..

Real bummer about dyndns, had my account with them for ages now so guess I'm a lucky one...

You can use "non sky routers" maybe that could be a path for you, my old netcomm hacked BT Voyager had a number of "dyn dns" providers and you could plug in your DNS servers of choice, I was with Be previously so that was a must smile

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Mart.
Sky Unlimited
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