IP Updater for Chrome

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    rotblitz

    No problem, this already exists.  Simply create a browser bookmark for the following URL:

    https://updates.opendns.com/nic/update?hostname=YOUR_LABEL

    Replace YOUR_LABEL by the name for your network label as of https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/

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    halifax81

    Thanks maybe not as automatic as I was hoping for but its only a couple of clicks so not that bad really :)

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    rotblitz

    Sure, it is intentionally not automatic, it hasn't to be, because the Chromebook is to be treated as a roaming device.  You don't want to break your home network settings and stats if you're underway, right?  Not being automatic ensures that you hopefully update the IP address information at OpenDNS only if you're in networks you own.

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    halifax81

    Same goes for any laptop which is running the actual updater, just a shame I can't have that as an extension for my device

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    rotblitz

    The strict recommendation is to not install the Updater on roaming devices...

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    halifax81

    Key word there "roaming" my Chromebook doesn't leave the house and my laptops didn't when I had them, would still be nice to not have a manual intervention now and then but I can live with that

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    mattwilson9090

    Then run the updates from your router. Many modern routers and firmwares allow this. You'd just need to check for information on your router here in this forum, or a forum devoted to your router and/or firmware. It's a much better way than relying on devices that may or may not be there, or may or may not be running.

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    mattwilson9090

    Besides which, for a browser extension to work, the browser has to be running and active.

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    halifax81

    Good idea Matt I will look into that tomorrow, I'm certain my router will be able to do that

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    halifax81

    Thought i'd just update this to say I've got it set up on an Android App on my phone to send in any updated IP address via DNS-O-Matic for my Home Network, the router wouldn't play nicely even though it supports the services needed (firmware issue I suspect)

     

    So all in all happy that I could set it via an app

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    rotblitz

    What of the many apps do the job?
    https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dynamic%20dns%20update&c=apps

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    halifax81

    Its the 1st one on the list Dynamic DNS Update

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