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DynDNS alternatives, how to use with my router?

I have a Linksys e3200 router. I am running stock firmware. My DynDNS account is coming to an end and they are no longer offering the free option so I'm looking at alternatives. In my router setup, I go to DDNS and in the drop down box I only have options for DDNS Server: DynDNS.org, TZO.com, or disabled.

What can I do to continue using a custom domain name to access my Foscam camera and not pay for the hosting service?
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I'm in the same boat with my Linksys router. Without a firmware update, the router can no longer keep the dynamic DNS address updated, and we're not going to get a firmware update for an older router from Linksys. You'll just have to rely on other means, like an app running on your PC. Or just hope that your ISP doesn't change your IP address very often. Mine hasn't changed for 2 years.
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Your router only gives you two options. Looks like you are out of luck. TZO was acquired by DynDNS so it is no longer free.
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What's cheapest alternative to dyndns fixed on old modem?
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If you can't get new modem firmware that supports free DNS services, then you are out of luck

Custom firmware may support it or you're just better off running a client on your Windows PC that will update your DNS service.
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I may end up just buying a dyndns account, it's $18.95 right now for one year.

Or will flashing to tomato give me more DDNS options?
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Look into DD-WRT or Tomato, which support a huge selection of dynamic DNS services. Otherwise, do as Gee suggested and run an updating client on a computer within the home network.
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Slawek wrote: I may end up just buying a dyndns account, it's $18.95 right now for one year.

Or will flashing to tomato give me more DDNS options?
That's pretty expensive for just one domain.
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Slawek wrote: I may end up just buying a dyndns account, it's $18.95 right now for one year.

Or will flashing to tomato give me more DDNS options?
With tomato I get to use no-ip.org, and its free. I just use it to access my routers setup page to see who/whazit is at home when i'm out.
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Did you check if DD-WRT compatible with your E3200?
Slawek wrote: I have a Linksys e3200 router. I am running stock firmware. My DynDNS account is coming to an end and they are no longer offering the free option so I'm looking at alternatives. In my router setup, I go to DDNS and in the drop down box I only have options for DDNS Server: DynDNS.org, TZO.com, or disabled.

What can I do to continue using a custom domain name to access my Foscam camera and not pay for the hosting service?
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Before you get too worried about it, check how often your ISP updates your dynamic IP address. If it's once a month or longer, you needed to log in to dyndns or no-ip once a month anyway.
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I haven't paid attention to how often they do this to be honest. I'm with Start Communicstions, can I ask them directy?

Also it's not 1 domain for that price, it's up to 30. I'll probably end up using a second one but no where near 30.

Router won't do dd-wrt
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JamesA1 wrote: Before you get too worried about it, check how often your ISP updates your dynamic IP address. If it's once a month or longer, you needed to log in to dyndns or no-ip once a month anyway.
Why would I need to login to noip at all? It is done by the router automatically if there is an ip change. I think it is the reason for using ddns.
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will888 wrote: Why would I need to login to noip at all? It is done by the router automatically if there is an ip change. I think it is the reason for using ddns.
I think you have to log in to your actual account to confirm you're still active
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I'm not clear on this. Are you accessing the camera directly from outside, or are you remote controlling a PC from within the house to look at the camera? If you're just taking over the PC, why not use TeamViewer, which would remove the requirement to know your external IP address.

I just googled Foscam cameras and it seems a lot of people do access these directly. If this is what you're doing, make sure you've updated the security on the thing:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/01/bug- ... -monitors/
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Accessing the camera directly
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Slawek wrote: I think you have to log in to your actual account to confirm you're still active
I had no idea that I had to. I set up a noip and dyndns account long ago. I like dyndns better and so I kind of forgotten about the noip account. Now that dyndns is going to charge, I logged in and checked up on my noip account earlier this week. It was just as I had left it more than a year ago. I never really paid attention to the details on the lower part of the ddns setup on shibby tomato. It allows me to enable a second account. So for the moment, I have both dyndns and noip running. Since you have a E3200 just like me, you should be able to run tomato on it.
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What version u running?
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Slawek wrote: I may end up just buying a dyndns account, it's $18.95 right now for one year.

Or will flashing to tomato give me more DDNS options?
Flashing your E3200 to Shibby's latest build will give you access to most (if not all) free and paid dynamic DNS services.

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