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Hey, My router (7401VGPR3) has all of a sudden stopped updating my dyndns account (has been working fine for nearly a year)
The latest message from the logs is..
Mar 29 22:56:17 home.gateway:ddns:none: starting to update at [www.dyndns.org (dynamic)]. Mar 29 22:56:17 home.gateway:ddns:none: host name [blank.homeip.net]. Mar 29 22:56:17 home.gateway:ddns:none: username [blank]. Mar 29 22:56:17 home.gateway:ddns:none: my IP address [202.161.000.000]. Mar 29 22:56:32 home.gateway:ddns:none: socket connect fail. Mar 29 22:56:32 home.gateway:ddns:none: fail to update blank.homeip.net.
The logs are full of these messages over and over.. for at least the last couple of days (last time net disconnected). It try 5 times and then seems to wait 6 hours. I've got the expiry set to 28 days.
I manually updated through their webpage and it worked. Maybe the urls have changed and this firmware is not reflecting it, I'm not sure. I asked Billion and they said it's a dyndns issue. Problem is.. this is a free account and I get nil support.
Anyone else had a similar issue, or any ideas on the cause? I've rebooted the the router a few times and enabled/disable dyndns to 'refresh' it. No luck :(
Answer by Cry Havok · Mar 29, 2011 at 10:48 PM
I would start by checking the obvious things:
members.dyndns.org(which should give a 404 error) from a computer behind the router?
socket connect fail suggests something pretty basic is the problem.
I just tried making another another account, this won't update either!!
Because your Billion router can't reach the DynDNS services, that doesn't surprise me. Try a different DNS service and see if that helps.