Good free dns solution

Sundeep V
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Hi all

I want to setup vpn on my home computer but dont have static IP

Whats best and free dns solution so i can use that to overcome the static ip issue?

thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I suggest you try DynDNS. We have used this and it is not expensive although not free.

How often does your home IP address change?  Mine does not change much any more and many IP addresses do not. If your IP address only changes every 6 months or less, you may be able to use it as it is.

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ive noticed last few months it hasnt changed but i think its more of peace of mind.

thanks will give dyndns a look
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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DynDNS is good. I have site to site tunnels here and am able to rely on the IP address not changing.
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Try No-IP. There is a free service for that one.
If nothing was changed in procedures - you need to login to your account once a month to verify that you are still using domain.
Also, if nothing was changed in procedures No-IP has software that needs to be installed on your host to sync No-IP servers with your IP address.
Azarudeen MohamedSystem Engineer

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In my personal experience no-IP is the best.

Just create an account in NO-IP

Create a Host name

Download NO-IP client (This will update your current IP and sync with your NO-IP hostname)

Configure Port forwarding in your router (just search the router name in google and follow the steps for port forwarding)

Once everything was setup, then visit here to check the port is redirecting properly - http://canyouseeme.org/

That's it.. :)
Shaun VermaakSenior Consultant
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Best to use the solution that it supported by your router because it is always online and will not require an alternative computer to run an application to update IP. The most supported dynamic IP solutions are No-IP and DynDNS but there are others
http://alternativeto.net/software/no-ip/

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