Jump to content

Why does AOL S**K?


Recommended Posts

Excuse my french, please substitute tin for the ** if you like.


I have Verizon DSL service, but through AOL. After unsucessfully trying to access my ISY through the internet, I realized that my IP address wasn't static. Long story short, AOL doesn't issue static IP addresses "for security reasons" I can't imagine there's any kind of work around, short of changing my provider. But my imagination is a little limited so, if anyone has any ideas, please let them fly.


Thanks, Chris

Link to comment



Just did the same as royce spelled out and it works well. You have to learn the inner guts of your modem (which with a certain person at UD) I was able to do in a few hours. We made my ISY a static (internal) address and I now have DYNDNS that gets updated from my modem and I always can see my ISY. I've had some problems with my DSL service and I'm still not 100% sure I'm out of the water, but the past two weeks it has worked flawless. Good luck. I'm still learning as I go. I hope you have the same luck.



Link to comment

New member! And currently salivating over the arrival of my 99ir. :o


Just had to comment. I have long shared your feelings about AOL. I walked away from the service in 2001 after throwing money at them for far too many years. You should know, though, that AOL's approach is not unique. I currently use AT&T DSL, while most of my family uses Comcast cable internet. Not one us has a static IP address. I believe I would have to get a business DSL account and pay ~$75/month in order to get a static IP address.


Is it worth it? Absolutely not. I will shortly be setting up a dyndns account as suggested. My brother has been utilizing dyndns to host our family website and an internet voice chat server (TeamSpeak), for several years with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I highly recommend it!

Link to comment

OMG that's funny, but it doesn't surprise me in the least. I got rid of AOL probably 10 years ago, we get it free from Time Warner and my wife still uses it, but that's it. I use my AOL email address as a spam address.


I don't think any residential broadband services assign static IP's. I know mine doesn't.

Link to comment


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...