|Its not so much of a bug in the Linksys as it's missing a critical feature. But then again, I've seen this missing feature in almost every router that does DynDNS- I don't know why developers would be so dumb as to leave it out.|
What I'm talking about is the fact that even though you may have a dynamic IP Internet account, sometimes that IP will stay the same for 1, 2, sometimes 6 months at a time. What the router is missing is a "keep alive" function. Unless your IP changes, the router never updates DYNDNS, so after 28 days, your DYNDNS account times out.
That's what they mean by running a seperate updater software client (like DirectUpdate), one that has the option to force an update every 28 days, even if the IP address hasn't changed yet, to keep the DynDNS account alive.
If you can't run an updater client or find a router that has a "force update" option every 28 days, then your only option is to pay the extra money from you ISP for a static IP address.
Assume that I already did an Internet search.