WWIP (Watch WAN IP) allows broadband users to monitor their external (WAN) IP address. Unlike most other tools of this kind, WWIP does not depend on a connection to a third party server to return the IP address, but rather uses the existing IP display on your router or firewall status page. It logs into your admin interface and scans the HTML source for the IP address display, compares it to the previous poll, and notifies you when a change is detected. The notification options include e-mail and/or FTP upload. The program works with any router or firewall that displays the IP address as part of the HTML code in the admin interface.
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If you host a Web site on a server at home or use a remote control program such as Terminal Services, PCAnywhere, or VNC, you need to know what your current WAN IP address is to be able to connect. This program will allow you to be notified via e-Mail, FTP, or both of the new IP addresses when it changes.
The program works by “screen scraping” the IP address off of your router and comparing it to the old address. This means that the program will connect to the router to get the HTML source of the configuration page the WAN IP is displayed on. Then, using parameters you define, it locates and extracts the IP address from the HTML source. If the IP has changed, it will notify you.
If you are currently paying an extra fee to your broadband Internet provider for a static IP, this program will allow you to save some $$$.