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I need a static ip from verizon...will root help?


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  1. shredhead

    shredhead New Member This Topic's Starter

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    i cant find see any tcp/ip settings on my droid .i need to assign myself a static ip address that i get from Verizon(they charge $500 to do it). NOT a static for wifi

    i have been thinking about rooting my phone if i will be able to do this. anyone know if this is possible
     

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  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    I'm more interested in the "why" than the "how". Give me a good reason to help you, and I'll dig through the system files for the DHCP/Static setting.
     
  3. shredhead

    shredhead New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I need access to a private ftp, and it uses ip filtering. Mine keeps changing obviously so...
     
  4. Swizz

    Swizz Well-Known Member

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    Don't suppose the ftp host would throw you a bone and do MAC filtering, would they?
     
  5. cmdrake

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    No, root won't help. Verizon has a block of addresses routable via their wireless network, and only those addresses will work on that network. In that block, they'll have a pool of addresses that is given out dynamically, and a pool that they've statically assigned (either by telling their DHCP servers to always give a certain address to a certain MAC address, or by changing the settings on your phone to always use that address). For you to bypass this, you'd have to:
    1) Guess the range of static ip addresses in their static pool
    2) Guess an unassigned address in that range
    3) Figure out how to setup your phone to use that address in place of DHCP
    4) Hope that Verizon doesn't assign that address to someone
    5) Hope that Verizon doesn't have systems in place to detect your misuse of their resources.

    Additionally, MAC address filtering will not help, as the IP packet doesn't contain the MAC address, only the IP address.

    VPN might be a viable solution, if you 1) have access to an internet routable machine with a static address and 2) setup a VPN server on that machine to connect to via your Droid. That's something I haven't tried, but Lifehacker.com has run tutorials on setting up VPNs for privacy.
     
  6. shredhead

    shredhead New Member This Topic's Starter

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    of course i know what range i get now, so i will just chance it in the range. i'm sure i wont reboot, do something where i would lose the ip very often at all, even if i do it would be only a matter of minutes. so it should be fine
     
  7. clintiepoo

    clintiepoo Well-Known Member

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    I used to use no-ip to set up a pointer domain name to my pc, which has a dynamic ip address. Whenever the ip changed, the client on the pc would see it and update the pointer. So, any time I went to this web address, I'd get to my computer.

    I think this is what you want, but you need it to point to your phone, not the computer. I'm not a programmer, but they have an api which I assume could be made into an android app/service. That's about as far as I can help.

    Here's a sample app I found for an iphone: http://iphonehelp.in/2009/05/01/idns-update-client-for-noip-cydia-free/

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  8. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    This is not possible, the IP is assigned by CARRIER, and not the device. This goes for everything... Home connections etc.
     
  9. clintiepoo

    clintiepoo Well-Known Member

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    What I posted would work though... if it existed. it would create a pointer link and update it when your ip changes. I hoped some coder might jump on the idea.
     
  10. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    Wrong way round my friend, he needs to connect to the FTP server with him showing a static address. No-IP.com would only help to connect to the device that has a dynamic address.
     
  11. The00Dustin

    The00Dustin New Member

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    I normally wouldn't revive a 2 month old thread that I don't even need information about, but this one seemed worthy. I first thought that the OP wanted to use an IP that he had paid $500 for, but later realized he wanted to assign an IP to his device that would otherwise be reserved for someone who was paying. I feel it is important to point out that this would probably be against the TOS of any service provider and certainly wouldn't be recommended if solely becaus it could cause problems for someone who did pay $500 (DHCP plays it safe and marks an address bad instead of assigning it when it already exists, at least in Windows environments). That having been said, I wanted to respond regarding noip / dyndns. I don't know if the poster who originally suggested this was confused, or just didn't completely voice their thought. I knew immediately why a MAC filter wouldn't work at the private FTP server level, but it seems to me that it might be possible to use a DNS filter instead of an IP filter, and this is where noip / dyndns would be useful. If the private FTP server provide would filter based on an IP returned by DNS, then such an application would allow the OP to use a DNS name to point at the Droid for filtering purposes without paying $500 or potentially getting into some amount of trouble for setting a static IP he shouldn't be messing with.
     
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    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

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    This thread died 14 months ago not 2
     
  13. The00Dustin

    The00Dustin New Member

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    Oops... Well, that makes my first post extra awesome...
     
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