I need a static IP address to access a client's website, which has a list of whitelisted IPs but rejects all others. This is great, except I have a Dynamic IP address and a Talk Talk router.
I registered for a free NOIP account, and created a host. I logged into my router, went to the DynDNS section and then entered my NOIP details, they synced with what was on record and I believed I had a static IP (Is this correct?).
Last week, our internet dropped out and our, apparently static, IP address changed. I logged into NOIP and manually reset it to the previous address. After pressing save NOIP showed the old IP that I wanted to use. Googling What's my IP still showed as the recent, new address so I logged into the router, and re-saved the DynDNS options with the NOIP username and password.
When it finished saving, the router showed the new IP address (not the old one that I was trying to re-use). When I refreshed the NOIP admin screen in my browser, it had also flushed the IP saved in NOIP and replaced it with the new one.
Is there anyway I can get it to re-use the old IP address? Is NOIP behaving incorrectly or is it behaving exactly as expected?