Peter F wrote:
> Thanks everyone for you kind replys.
> Malke, Ben, Jack, would i be able to identify my public ip address through
> the router? I know that there is an ip address together with a couple of
> DNS server addresses. Would this be my IP address?
Your public IP address will show on your router or you can go to
whatismyip.com and it will show, but the problem is that most home Internet
Service Providers give you a *dynamic* IP address. This means that your
public IP address can change, as Ben already told you. When you're on the
road, you won't be able to see the new address. Your remote software will
be looking for something like 22.214.171.124 (totally made up number for the
example) when your current IP is really 126.96.36.199 (another totally made
up number) and the remote connection will obviously fail.
If you have someone at home at the computer when you want to connect, you
can have them go to whatismyip.com or the like (Ben gave you other sites)
and read you the IP address. Obviously this isn't really a practical
solution. The answer is to do as I already suggested and either pay your
ISP extra for a *static* (doesn't change) public IP address or use a
service that works with dynamic addresses to give you a static one, like
the ones I already gave you.
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