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« on: August 15, 2003, 03:02:37 AM »

Operating System Version: Windows XP Pro

I have this Win XP machine connected to an 8 port switch, which is connected to a 4 port belkin router, which is connected to my bellsouth DSL modem. My network is fully functional no problems.
I recently set up an FTP server on this computer, so i could access files away from home. I have tested it using another computer attached to my router, but when i try a computer not on my network, it doesnt work. I have recently discovered that the ip address i am using for the server is to generic. I currently connect using  Should i be trying to find out the ip my dsl provider uses or what? somebody help me

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2003, 01:51:52 PM »


The problem is that your system's IP address is not accessible to the internet (which you wouldn't want) and your ISP's address will not resolve to your system.

What you need is a service that will resolve your IP and make it available to the internet. There are free services available, like which can do this. The problem with this is that if your ISP assigns dynamic IPs, then you would need another app running on your system that will update this service when (if) it changes. All this info is available on the site I provided above.

I am sure there may be other ways to do this, but at this moment this is the only way I know how. If anybody else knows of a way to do this, maybe with a WinXP built-in feature, I would be very interested to know about it.

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2003, 12:41:15 PM »

Did you have any luck as I am trying to do the same

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