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    Cool Is it possible to change a DHCP IP address to a Static IP address via a router or device

    Is it possible to change a dynamic IP address provided by the ISP into a Static IP address once it comes into your home via a router or device? Static IP addresses are a pricey charge from ISPs for those of us not running a business. Any suggestions are appreciated.


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    That's one of the functions of a router; creating a local network of IP addresses that can be set to static if so desired (Wide Area Network (usually synonymous with the Internet) to Local Area Network) no matter what the ISP IP address is. I suspect the vast majority of home consumers get dynamic pool addressing from their ISP, we certainly do and have for...ever, though we only use a static local IP address on a couple systems.

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    You can't make your external IP address static, but you can get a domain name for a minimal charge and there are "Host Name to IP" converters that will track your IP and keep your Domain pointed to it. Here's one I found on the net.

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    Bigmac is right but you can work around the situation by using Dynamic DNS -


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