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billmac47's avatar
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Static ip address

how to setup a static ip address on the netgear cg4500bd??  I have a residential acct and wanting to setup a web server and need a static ip address.  Can i use my residential modem to set this up??

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  • AllenP's avatar
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    Three problems, first, Cox doesn't offer static ip's to residential accounts.  Second, running a server on a residential account is against their TOS.  From Cox's Acceptable use Policy: "You may not operate, or allow others to operate, servers of any type or any other device, equipment, and/or software providing server-like functionality in connection with the Service, unless expressly authorized by Cox."  Third, Cox blocks inbound port 80.

    If you upgrade to a business class account, it is possible.  Using DDNS is a work-a-round for a static IP.  Using a port other than 80 works around the port block but anyone accessing your server would have to know the port.  There is no getting around the TOS, setting up a server violates it.