How do I find my IP address?

An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the internet. It acts just like a regular address, giving your computer a "location" online where all data can be sent to and from. Each time your router connects to your broadband you'll be given a new IP address.

 

What are internal and external IP addresses?

Your router has 2 IP addresses; one that it uses to speak with other computers over the internet (external) and another that it uses to speak with devices within your office (internal). All bOnline routers have an internal IP address of 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.1.1 by default. 

 

How do I find my IP address?

You can find your IP address by visiting ip-details.com. It’ll be displayed near the top of the screen where it says Your IP Address.

Alternatively, you can find your IP address by visiting google.com and searching 'my IP address', this will display the results straight away. 

Disclaimer: Please note one or more of the above links are to external websites. bOnline cannot be held responsible for the information contained in these sites. Neither can we be held responsible for issues caused by the software available from these sites.

 

How do I stop my IP address from changing?

Every time you connect to the Internet, you're assigned a unique IP address. This address only stays active whilst you're online and changes each time you connect, making it difficult to use your IP address with other services and devices.

A Dynamic Domain Name System, or DDNS, links your IP address to a fixed domain name to stop it from changing. You can then use this domain name to host a website or access your PC and network with a username and password.

To get DDNS you'll have to go to a DDNS service provider and download specialist software onto your computer. This software contacts the DNS service every time your IP address changes and updates the DNS database to reflect the change. That way, the connection you use to remotely access your computer stays active.

Please note: in order to use DDNS, you may also need to set up port forwarding on your router.

For more help with DDNS, please contact us.

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