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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 10:23:52 PM

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I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the guide.

My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I have read.

So far I have:

Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable connected.
Tried to force the net connect
Changed my information on the cable connections

The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.

I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean the hard
drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig drive. I bought
the Replay already modified.

I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 12:11:55 AM

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"Danny Hobbs" <danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote in message
news:o d2dnUXJz8OLhFLfRVn-pg@valortelecom.com...
>I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the guide.
>
> My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I have read.
>
> So far I have:
>
> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable connected.
> Tried to force the net connect
> Changed my information on the cable connections
>
> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>
> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean the
> hard drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig drive. I
> bought the Replay already modified.
>
> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>

The problem is fixed. My provider changes DNS numbers and I didn't check it.
I guess I should set up the network to automatically assign IP numbers, but
I like knowing where everything is.

Thanks,

Danny
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 6:28:43 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

What kind of router do you have? Both the Netgear and Hawking have a
feature called "address reservation" which is like a combo of DHCP and
static in that DHCP remains active but always assigns the same IP to a
given MAC. With that feature your DHCP always keeps thing up to dat
while you always know where to find the unit.

From:D anny Hobbs
danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com

> "Danny Hobbs" <danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote in message
> news:o d2dnUXJz8OLhFLfRVn-pg@valortelecom.com...
>> I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the
>> guide. My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I
>> have
>> read. So far I have:
>>
>> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable
>> connected. Tried to force the net connect
>> Changed my information on the cable connections
>>
>> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>>
>> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean
>> the hard drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig
>> drive. I bought the Replay already modified.
>>
>> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>
> The problem is fixed. My provider changes DNS numbers and I didn't
> check it. I guess I should set up the network to automatically assign
> IP numbers, but I like knowing where everything is.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Danny
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Anonymous
July 9, 2005 6:28:44 AM

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"BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
news:vDGze.19262$aA5.5575@tornado.socal.rr.com...
> What kind of router do you have? Both the Netgear and Hawking have a
> feature called "address reservation" which is like a combo of DHCP and
> static in that DHCP remains active but always assigns the same IP to a
> given MAC. With that feature your DHCP always keeps thing up to dat while
> you always know where to find the unit.

Linksys router. I have to admit that I am familiar with setting up computers
on a given network, but DHCP MAC and the rest are greek to me.


>
> From:D anny Hobbs
> danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com
>
>> "Danny Hobbs" <danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote in message
>> news:o d2dnUXJz8OLhFLfRVn-pg@valortelecom.com...
>>> I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the
>>> guide. My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I have
>>> read. So far I have:
>>>
>>> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable
>>> connected. Tried to force the net connect
>>> Changed my information on the cable connections
>>>
>>> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>>>
>>> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean
>>> the hard drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig
>>> drive. I bought the Replay already modified.
>>>
>>> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>>>
>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>
>> The problem is fixed. My provider changes DNS numbers and I didn't
>> check it. I guess I should set up the network to automatically assign
>> IP numbers, but I like knowing where everything is.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Danny
>
>
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 7:56:53 AM

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The MAC address (not related to Apple computers) is the address that is
hardcoded into every network card/interface. So, each RTV, each PC
network card or wireless card and any other device that connects to
ethernet has a MAC address. Think of the RTV as a car and the MAC as its
license plate that never changes. DHCP is a method whereby your router
assigns an IP address to a device that shows up on the network, like a
parking space in a garage. If you have 1000 ethernet devices that
connect from time to time to your router, then your router, which only
has 253 IP addresses to hand out has to be able to dynamically assign an
IP address when a MAC appears at it's door (port). When that MAC leaves
the IP is available to be assigned to a different MAC that shows up
later. Using our car analogy, when the car pulls into the garage it's
told to park in whatever space is available which can change day to day.
That's efficient since not all cars will show up every day so each space
can be utilized as needed.
Since most home users have far fewer than 253 ethernet devices some
routers will allow you to reserve IP addresses for specific MAC
addresses, which is like always being guaranteed the same reserved
parking space for a certain car (again, the license plate is the MAC and
parking space number is the IP). This means that if the device is
removed the reserved IP address cannot be used by anyone else.
This leaves us to identify the difference between a static IP and a
reserved DHCP IP. In both cases the IP is reserved for a specific MAC
but in the static method, details like DNS must be specified manually
where in the DHCP reservation method the server updates all information.
Hope that helps.

From:D anny Hobbs
danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com

> "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
> news:vDGze.19262$aA5.5575@tornado.socal.rr.com...
>> What kind of router do you have? Both the Netgear and Hawking have a
>> feature called "address reservation" which is like a combo of DHCP
>> and static in that DHCP remains active but always assigns the same
>> IP to a given MAC. With that feature your DHCP always keeps thing up
>> to dat while you always know where to find the unit.
>
> Linksys router. I have to admit that I am familiar with setting up
> computers on a given network, but DHCP MAC and the rest are greek to
> me.
>
>>
>> From:D anny Hobbs
>> danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com
>>
>>> "Danny Hobbs" <danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote in message
>>> news:o d2dnUXJz8OLhFLfRVn-pg@valortelecom.com...
>>>> I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the
>>>> guide. My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I
>>>> have read. So far I have:
>>>>
>>>> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable
>>>> connected. Tried to force the net connect
>>>> Changed my information on the cable connections
>>>>
>>>> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>>>>
>>>> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean
>>>> the hard drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig
>>>> drive. I bought the Replay already modified.
>>>>
>>>> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>>>>
>>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>>>
>>>
>>> The problem is fixed. My provider changes DNS numbers and I didn't
>>> check it. I guess I should set up the network to automatically
>>> assign IP numbers, but I like knowing where everything is.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Danny
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 1:42:31 PM

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On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 20:11:55 -0600, "Danny Hobbs"
<danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote:

>
>"Danny Hobbs" <danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote in message
>news:o d2dnUXJz8OLhFLfRVn-pg@valortelecom.com...
>>I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the guide.
>>
>> My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I have read.
>>
>> So far I have:
>>
>> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable connected.
>> Tried to force the net connect
>> Changed my information on the cable connections
>>
>> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>>
>> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean the
>> hard drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig drive. I
>> bought the Replay already modified.
>>
>> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>
>The problem is fixed. My provider changes DNS numbers and I didn't check it.
>I guess I should set up the network to automatically assign IP numbers, but
>I like knowing where everything is.
>

If you use static addresses on your local network, some routers allow
you to set DNS (both entries) to the router's LAN IP and will then
forward DNS requests to the proper addresses. This gives you the
advantage of automatically-updated DNS access and still have static
IPs.

I tried it because someone on here mentioned it, and it worked even
though there was NO mention of it in my router's documentation.

>Thanks,
>
>Danny
>

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 1:48:12 PM

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On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 20:46:57 -0600, "Danny Hobbs"
<danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote:

>
>"BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
>news:vDGze.19262$aA5.5575@tornado.socal.rr.com...
>> What kind of router do you have? Both the Netgear and Hawking have a
>> feature called "address reservation" which is like a combo of DHCP and
>> static in that DHCP remains active but always assigns the same IP to a
>> given MAC. With that feature your DHCP always keeps thing up to dat while
>> you always know where to find the unit.
>
>Linksys router. I have to admit that I am familiar with setting up computers
>on a given network, but DHCP MAC and the rest are greek to me.
>

1. Many routers don't have address reservation. If you want that, you
can disable the router's DHCP and use a program from
http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm (use on any computer on
your network). It takes a little intelligence to set up. I've been
using it for several months now, and it keeps working.

2. My router is a Linksys, and it does support the DNS forwarding
feature I described elsewhere. Set a computer's (or Replay's) DNS
addresses to the router's LAN IP (192.168.1.1) and the router will use
the proper values.

Note that both those suggestions work at the same time. #2 actually
addresses your current problem, but you may benefit from #1 too.

>
>>
>> From:D anny Hobbs
>> danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com
>>
>>> "Danny Hobbs" <danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote in message
>>> news:o d2dnUXJz8OLhFLfRVn-pg@valortelecom.com...
>>>> I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the
>>>> guide. My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I have
>>>> read. So far I have:
>>>>
>>>> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable
>>>> connected. Tried to force the net connect
>>>> Changed my information on the cable connections
>>>>
>>>> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>>>>
>>>> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean
>>>> the hard drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig
>>>> drive. I bought the Replay already modified.
>>>>
>>>> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>>>>
>>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>>>
>>>
>>> The problem is fixed. My provider changes DNS numbers and I didn't
>>> check it. I guess I should set up the network to automatically assign
>>> IP numbers, but I like knowing where everything is.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Danny
>>
>>
>

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 9:36:12 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

My original 5504 did more or less as you describe..... REPLAY told me
more or less what you said (Hard driver tosated) and gave me an RMA
being as it was under warranty.

Replacement had the same MAC (So I'm assuming they actually replaced the
HD and shipped it back to me) which is good news since that means

To me: I did not have to re-configure my router for the new MAC (I use
mac filters)

To you: There is a good chance they will send back your 50xx

DNNA did tell me that if the seal is broken they won't even look at it,
so per them, they won't fix my 5200 should it ever break (Since it was a
5040 when I got it).

However should it ever fail other than hard drive... They and I are
likely going to have words... They will fix it, and I'll pay for it..
Likely twice

Danny Hobbs wrote:
> I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the guide.
>
> My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I have read.
>
> So far I have:
>
> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable connected.
> Tried to force the net connect
> Changed my information on the cable connections
>
> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>
> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean the hard
> drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig drive. I bought
> the Replay already modified.
>
> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
>

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 9:39:03 PM

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A better analogy Bruce would be

Think of your device as a car, the MAC is it's VIN (Vehicle
Identification number) which is assigned at the factory and never changes.

The IP address is it's license plate which is bolted on later and
changes from time to time


Note: this is not a critisim but a suggestion for the future revision

Now for the critisim of your post: Very good job, could not have done
better myself

BruceR wrote:
> The MAC address (not related to Apple computers) is the address that is
> hardcoded into every network card/interface. So, each RTV, each PC
> network card or wireless card and any other device that connects to
> ethernet has a MAC address. Think of the RTV as a car and the MAC as its
> license plate that never changes.

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 11:56:48 PM

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Yeah, after I posted, I thought about the VIN being the better "MAC."
Glad you liked it.

From:John in Detroit
Blanked@sbcglobal.net

> A better analogy Bruce would be
>
> Think of your device as a car, the MAC is it's VIN (Vehicle
> Identification number) which is assigned at the factory and never
> changes.
> The IP address is it's license plate which is bolted on later and
> changes from time to time
>
>
> Note: this is not a critisim but a suggestion for the future revision
>
> Now for the critisim of your post: Very good job, could not have done
> better myself
>
> BruceR wrote:
>> The MAC address (not related to Apple computers) is the address that
>> is hardcoded into every network card/interface. So, each RTV, each
>> PC network card or wireless card and any other device that connects
>> to ethernet has a MAC address. Think of the RTV as a car and the MAC
>> as its license plate that never changes.
>
> --
> John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
> "Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
> Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 2:45:08 AM

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"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
news:nrs0d1p2719djvslm8v0ldrcpeqevslq4b@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 17:24:15 -0500, "Zardaz" <wizofoz@emerldcty.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>news:XYTze.1806$ER6.1343@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
>>>A better analogy Bruce would be
>>>
>>> Think of your device as a car, the MAC is it's VIN (Vehicle
>>> Identification
>>> number) which is assigned at the factory and never changes.
>>>
>>> The IP address is it's license plate which is bolted on later and
>>> changes
>>> from time to time
>>
>>Better? no, just different.
>>
>
> More accurate. There's a considerable difference between things and
> the numbers assigned to them. Try not to get confused.
>
> --
> Mark Lloyd


More accurate does not make it better.
July 10, 2005 2:03:06 PM

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On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 22:45:08 -0500, "Zardaz" <wizofoz@emerldcty.com>
wrote:

>
>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>news:nrs0d1p2719djvslm8v0ldrcpeqevslq4b@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 17:24:15 -0500, "Zardaz" <wizofoz@emerldcty.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>news:XYTze.1806$ER6.1343@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>A better analogy Bruce would be
>>>>
>>>> Think of your device as a car, the MAC is it's VIN (Vehicle
>>>> Identification
>>>> number) which is assigned at the factory and never changes.
>>>>
>>>> The IP address is it's license plate which is bolted on later and
>>>> changes
>>>> from time to time
>>>
>>>Better? no, just different.
>>>
>>
>> More accurate. There's a considerable difference between things and
>> the numbers assigned to them. Try not to get confused.
>>
>> --
>> Mark Lloyd
>
>
>More accurate does not make it better.
>

Does this mean you admit it was more accurate?

Or, does your brain hurt? :-)
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 7:18:58 PM

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Thanks,

I understand the methods used for MAC and DHCP better now. I will fool
around with the router and see what I can do to get it as simple as
possible. I was spoiled for years with a static IP and never had to worry
about changes. I switched to DSL from the phone company, the other was
wireless, and lost my static IP.

Danny


"BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
news:9WHze.19267$aA5.4196@tornado.socal.rr.com...
> The MAC address (not related to Apple computers) is the address that is
> hardcoded into every network card/interface. So, each RTV, each PC
> network card or wireless card and any other device that connects to
> ethernet has a MAC address. Think of the RTV as a car and the MAC as its
> license plate that never changes. DHCP is a method whereby your router
> assigns an IP address to a device that shows up on the network, like a
> parking space in a garage. If you have 1000 ethernet devices that connect
> from time to time to your router, then your router, which only has 253 IP
> addresses to hand out has to be able to dynamically assign an IP address
> when a MAC appears at it's door (port). When that MAC leaves the IP is
> available to be assigned to a different MAC that shows up later. Using
> our car analogy, when the car pulls into the garage it's told to park in
> whatever space is available which can change day to day. That's efficient
> since not all cars will show up every day so each space can be utilized as
> needed.
> Since most home users have far fewer than 253 ethernet devices some
> routers will allow you to reserve IP addresses for specific MAC addresses,
> which is like always being guaranteed the same reserved parking space for
> a certain car (again, the license plate is the MAC and parking space
> number is the IP). This means that if the device is removed the reserved
> IP address cannot be used by anyone else.
> This leaves us to identify the difference between a static IP and a
> reserved DHCP IP. In both cases the IP is reserved for a specific MAC but
> in the static method, details like DNS must be specified manually where in
> the DHCP reservation method the server updates all information.
> Hope that helps.
>
> From:D anny Hobbs
> danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com
>
>> "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
>> news:vDGze.19262$aA5.5575@tornado.socal.rr.com...
>>> What kind of router do you have? Both the Netgear and Hawking have a
>>> feature called "address reservation" which is like a combo of DHCP
>>> and static in that DHCP remains active but always assigns the same
>>> IP to a given MAC. With that feature your DHCP always keeps thing up
>>> to dat while you always know where to find the unit.
>>
>> Linksys router. I have to admit that I am familiar with setting up
>> computers on a given network, but DHCP MAC and the rest are greek to
>> me.
>>
>>>
>>> From:D anny Hobbs
>>> danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com
>>>
>>>> "Danny Hobbs" <danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:o d2dnUXJz8OLhFLfRVn-pg@valortelecom.com...
>>>>> I can't get my Replay to connect to the Internet and update the
>>>>> guide. My last update was June 27, 2005. I have tried everything I
>>>>> have read. So far I have:
>>>>>
>>>>> Deleted the guide twice and rebooted, without the network cable
>>>>> connected. Tried to force the net connect
>>>>> Changed my information on the cable connections
>>>>>
>>>>> The Replay says connecting, but it never gets through.
>>>>>
>>>>> I read that if this happens, unable to get the guide, it could mean
>>>>> the hard drive may be going out. This is a 5040 with a new 250 gig
>>>>> drive. I bought the Replay already modified.
>>>>>
>>>>> I can ping the replay and I can connect to it through DVA.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The problem is fixed. My provider changes DNS numbers and I didn't
>>>> check it. I guess I should set up the network to automatically
>>>> assign IP numbers, but I like knowing where everything is.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Danny
>
>
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 12:03:29 AM

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"Sam" <big@black.dog> wrote in message
news:p 1e2d1ddekg0llidakmjiqkpjjd3412a2p@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 22:45:08 -0500, "Zardaz" <wizofoz@emerldcty.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>>news:nrs0d1p2719djvslm8v0ldrcpeqevslq4b@4ax.com...
>>> On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 17:24:15 -0500, "Zardaz" <wizofoz@emerldcty.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>news:XYTze.1806$ER6.1343@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>>A better analogy Bruce would be
>>>>>
>>>>> Think of your device as a car, the MAC is it's VIN (Vehicle
>>>>> Identification
>>>>> number) which is assigned at the factory and never changes.
>>>>>
>>>>> The IP address is it's license plate which is bolted on later and
>>>>> changes
>>>>> from time to time
>>>>
>>>>Better? no, just different.
>>>>
>>>
>>> More accurate. There's a considerable difference between things and
>>> the numbers assigned to them. Try not to get confused.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Mark Lloyd
>>
>>
>>More accurate does not make it better.
>>
>
> Does this mean you admit it was more accurate?

You ask that as though I had claimed it wasn't more accurate.
July 13, 2005 9:16:56 PM

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Danny Hobbs wrote:

> I was spoiled for years with a static IP and never had to worry
> about changes. I switched to DSL from the phone company, the other was
> wireless, and lost my static IP.

Same here. Eventually the cost differential between 3M DSL at $30 with
a dynamic IP and 256K static for $60 was too much to ignore. With
dyndns.org I haven't missed it one bit...

Dynamic aside, the router I now have acts as a DNS proxy, so the
internal network never has to change their DNS settings.
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 9:16:57 PM

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On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 17:16:56 GMT, ST <tringali@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Danny Hobbs wrote:
>
>> I was spoiled for years with a static IP and never had to worry
>> about changes. I switched to DSL from the phone company, the other was
>> wireless, and lost my static IP.
>
>Same here. Eventually the cost differential between 3M DSL at $30 with
>a dynamic IP and 256K static for $60 was too much to ignore. With
>dyndns.org I haven't missed it one bit...
>
>Dynamic aside, the router I now have acts as a DNS proxy, so the
>internal network never has to change their DNS settings.

My router (a Linksys) will too, although there is absolutely no
mention of such in the documentation. I tried it because someone on
here seemed to think that all routers would do it.

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