WAN IP Changes - How to get Alerted?

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  1. captainkaboom

    captainkaboom n3wb

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    To all,

    We have BlueIris setup at a 2nd home. While it doesn't happen often, from time to time the IP Address gets changed. Any recommendations for a tool that periodically looks at the WAN Address - and if it changes - can send an email/text/alert notifying us what the NEW IP is ?
     
  2. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    Why hassle with this... Either set up a ddns service or use blue irises built in ddns Type function
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Staff Member

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    This is built into Blue Iris Tools in the DDNS feature. Click "Enable IP Monitor Watchdog" in the DDNS section.
     
  4. captainkaboom

    captainkaboom n3wb

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    Not to sound dumb, but where are the tools located ?
     
  5. looney2ns

    looney2ns Known around here

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    Top of this page, click on Blue Iris Tools.
     
  6. robertsig

    robertsig Young grasshopper

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    If your firewall supports dynamic DNS, that's the place to put it. Look up dyndns.org or a similar service.
     
  7. gawainxx

    gawainxx n3wb

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    Yup, totally recommend ddns, I use my ASUS router's built in DDNS but there are other free options such as duck DNS etc.
     
  8. 6890

    6890 n3wb

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    I personally use duckDNS to solve this issue for me, it works well.