WWIP (Watch WAN IP) FAQ and Tips
I regret that I cannot provide support for this product, but alas I must work
for a living and this is just a side project that I wrote for myself and
decided to share. I will attempt to provide answers to Frequently Asked
Questions and any tips I think might help in using WWIP.
WWIP Version 1.31
Authentication: WWIP uses Basic Authentication. Your User ID and Password
are sent to the router in clear text as part of an HTTP Request. If your router
does not support this method of authentication, WWIP will not work for you.
Most Linksys (Cisco) brand routers use this method of authentication.
Other types of routers may require you to enter a User ID and Password into
text fields on a web page and then click a button to submit the page for
authentication... you may or may not be able to get WWIP to work with this type
of authentication. I cannot help you with this. Make sure the Router URL
you are using is for the web page on your router that contains the WAN IP
address and not just the default IP/URL of your router. If that is the case,
that might be part of the problem.
Authentication: With version 1.31 of WWIP SMTP
authentication for sending e-mail is now supported. If your
service provider requires SMTP authentication for sending e-mail, you will now be able to use the e-mail
feature in WWIP.
Tips on viewing errors:
The status bar at the bottom of the program will display any error messages.
While you cannot type in this field, you can click in it and scroll/select the
error text with your mouse to view more of the error.
"Error in frmMain : btnStart_Click at line 0.Error in frmMain : FTPUploadFile
at line 1. User <username> cannot log in."
This error means that you were unable to login to the specified FTP server.
Please check that the FTP URL, User ID, and Password are correct.
IP Addresses ONLY - WWIP will only replace an IP address (0.0.0.0 etc.) not a
server name such as ftp.servername.emc3.us. I understand this might be
frustrating to some users and I apologize. This reason for this is because the
contents of the file might shift (if you add/delete content from it, etc.)
which would cause the position of the highlighted text to shift. The
program searches the highlighted text for an IP
address specifically because it will be replacing that text with an IP
address. IP addresses are a standard format and have a somehwat static size (7
- 15 characters) which reduces the possibility of WWIP accidentally
shifting the content of the file in a manner that would cause the highlighted
area to not contain the IP address to replace.
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