Dynamic IP-address is not able to be forwarded correctly
I've recently discovered an odd problem. When I'm at my own house (with a static IP) my Team Fortress 2-dedicated server is working just fine. But when I'm at my girlfriends house (with a dynamic IP) it's not running even when the ports are forwarded. I did some research and discovered that you need a hostname. I created one free at DynDNS and downloaded their Update Client. When I forward the ports on my Linksys WRT54G, I am only able to select the port(s) to be forwarded, the protocol and the ending digit (max 2 cifres) of the IP and not the whole IP. Ie it says "192.168.1.[this is what I can enter]".
If I open CMD and type in
ipconfig it tells me that my IP-address (IPv4) is
192.168.1.18 but if I go to PortForward it tells me that
Your external IP is 18.104.22.168
When I open TF2 and type in
connect 192.168.1.18:27015 I am able to join and so are other people on this very wireless network. But it's not able to connect when I type in
connect myddns-example.dyndns-server.com:27015 or connect 22.214.171.124:27015. Have any of you experienced the same problem, and if so, can any of you help me figure this out? I'm probably, I mean obviously, doing something wrong :)
Many of you must think "what a retard, I'm not answering this" but respect to the few wanting to answer such a probably stupid question.