Port forwarding requires static IP address?
For years I had a 2-wire router and had it configured to port forward 2 ports for my surveillance DVR. Worked beautifully for years without having to buy a static IP address. The router started acting up and AT&T sent me a new one (same 2 wire model). I duplicated the port forwarding settings on the new router but now my cameras are not viewable. I confirmed with AT&T technicians that my router is configured properly, but when I go to canyouseeme.org, the ports are not open. SInce they could not figure out what was wrong, they told me I needed to buy a static IP address. When I asked them how it worked before witout a static IP address, they said the routers had been upgraded and would ot do port forwardig on a static IP address. I checked to see how much it would cost to get a static IP address and my phone bill would more than double, which is unacceptable. Personally, I do not believe I have to get a static IP address. Can anyone confirm this or have any suggestions on how I can get this resolved?