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how do i make my ip static

#11CommunismFTWPosted 10/30/2013 11:45:57 PM
Regardless of the name specifics, this is what he needs to do in order to host a game, plus forward ports.

I've done it on my PC and run minecraft servers from it just fine with this method, and any guide online to do so suggests it as well. To get an ISP Static IP would be expensive, tricky, and -- to them -- fishy. For what TC needs its pointless to even contact them.
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#12Worknofun370Posted 10/30/2013 11:50:42 PM(edited)
CommunismFTW posted...
Regardless of the name specifics, this is what he needs to do in order to host a game, plus forward ports.

I've done it on my PC and run minecraft servers from it just fine with this method, and any guide online to do so suggests it as well. To get an ISP Static IP would be expensive, tricky, and -- to them -- fishy. For what TC needs its pointless to even contact them.


The majority of ISPs (at least all the ISPs i've dealt with... which is surprisingly a lot) offer packages that incllude static IPs. Or offer some type of "home business" package that includes a static IP. They're usually pretty competitive with the typical residential rate (sometimes cheaper). Or the ISP offers residential packages with static IPs. Rarely is it expensive, certainly wouldn't be fishy... and I have no clue what would be tricky about it either.

I agree that he can just host the service off a dynamic IP and let people know when his IP changes. If that happens frequently though... that could be a pretty big PitA.]
#13ajko000Posted 10/31/2013 12:29:38 AM
Ah the days of my Minecraft server....

That game is so horridly programmed I just.... CONTAIN YOURSELF..... I'm good, I'm good.
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#14arleasPosted 10/31/2013 6:57:29 AM
From: CommunismFTW | #008
Did you guys suddenly forget what you're talking about?


I specified that "if he was talking about the IP he gives to his friends"... TC has yet to return to clarify which IP he was talking about.

IF TC had said "I'm having trouble forwarding ports because my router gives my PC a different IP every time" then that would have been crystal clear.
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#15ShubPosted 10/31/2013 8:48:13 AM
CommunismFTW posted...
Regardless of the name specifics, this is what he needs to do in order to host a game, plus forward ports.

I've done it on my PC and run minecraft servers from it just fine with this method, and any guide online to do so suggests it as well. To get an ISP Static IP would be expensive, tricky, and -- to them -- fishy. For what TC needs its pointless to even contact them.


What if his public IP changes?
I can set my computer's RFC1918 IP (192.168.1.3) to be static but my public IP (68.33.5.108) (that's not my real IP by the way, I changed a few digits of my real one) can still change -- and the latter is what I would have to give people outside of my LAN if they were to connect to a server inside my LAN. You definitely want your private network address to be static so your port forwarding rules don't break, but that's got nothing to do with your public IP.
Anyway, there's nothing tricky or fishy about asking for a static IP, and it's certainly not expensive, most of the time. When it's offered, it's $5-$15 a month.
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