Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to lpalpac)
I use DynDNS. However, configuring DDNS on the AirPort will not automatically update the DDNS service whenever your dynamic public IP address changes. Instead, you will need to use the appropriate DDNS update client on one of your computers to do the updates.
If you want DDNS to be automatically updated, you will need to use a router provided by another vendor. For example Cisco routers provide this option.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to Tesserax)
your answer is useless and inaccurate ..
Dyndns can be configured to work with Airport as it can be seen here
and elsewhere on the internet
I will add that if Apple has the DDNS setting form on their arirport utility
it means that in their intention it is supposerd to work.
or said otherwise
"automatically update the DDNS service whenever your dynamic public IP address changes"
and in fact my question was for known to work with Airport free of charghe DDNS services
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to lpalpac)
You specifically identified a "free of charghe dynamic dns services". My response was taking that into consideration. Further, taken directly from the DynDNS site that you provided a link for:
"Note on DynDNS Free and DynDNS Pro: We currently do not support the AirPort or Time Capsule devices on our DynDNS Free and Pro services. You must use Dyn Standard DNS with your own domain name for this to work properly. If you intend to use our DynDNS Free or Pro services with an AirPort or Time Capsule, you must use one of our Dyn Update Clients."
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to PJ\'sPal)
Is this current? Meaning, does this apply to 10.8.3? This discussion is from 2012 November 27 and, today, we're on 10.8.3, as we are moving into 2013 May.
I am interested in the answers to the above. I use DynDNS for other services and I am curious if I can use this for my Macbook Pro, it is available to me in the sharing screen, under: dynamic global hostname.
Fascinating area of Apple's Macbook Pro on Mountain Lion 8.3.
Edit to include: Time Capsule is on version 7.6.3
Edit to include: Airport is on version 6.2
Message was edited by: Me
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to VoilaMagic)
Rmemeber way back when Apple used to make thing easier?.....
As is standard now... Apple has taken something that should be easy, and turned into something that CAN NOT BE DONE AT ALL. See the note below from DynDns, Airport changed the firware so this doesn't work. Usually when this happens it is not a mistake, it is "Removal of Functionality" ( see: SNMP which is also gone )
Apple won't support normal DynamicDns like every other router manufacturere in the world. And their alternative is "Dynamic Global Hostname"... which no longer works.
Now what is my option Apple?? None?.... yeah that's what i thought.
Note: as of version 6.1 of the Airport Utility and 7.6.1 router firmware, the Apple Airport Extreme and Time Capsule routers no longer offer the ability to configure wide-area bonjour. This has effectively caused these Apple routers to no longer support sending updates to Dyn Standard DNS. If you are attempting to set up earlier versions of the Airport Utility and firmware, you can use these instructions, but this is an experimental feature, we cannot provide technical support for this setup. If you need assistance, check out the Dyn Community.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 1:49 AM (in response to lpalpac)
I would really like an update on this...
Just got the new Airport Extreme and it works great except that I can't figure this dynamic global hostname thing. As I understand it is *not* dynamic DNS (which only translates hostname -> ip) but wide-are bonjour which is more sophisticated as is allows for service discovery. I, in fact, only need the former but I can't configure neither (dynamic DNS I can update only manually).
Documentation is AFAIK non-existent wo some comment from Apple support would be great here.
As a side note: has anyone have any problem configuring the airport over WAN? I cannot connect to it (via afp://<my ip>).