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4GEE Virtual Server and repote IP address

Hi

 

Using a Virtual server set up as

 

Name: Rpi

WAN Port: 8022

LAN IP address: 192.168.1.99

LAN Port: 22

Protocol: TCP

Status: On

 

I should be able to use my external IP address found by asking google 'Whats my IP address' and do

 

ssh -p 8022 username@<external_ip>

 

But there is no response - is there something (clever) going on that means thatthis is not my real external IP address

 

Thanks

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Re: 4GEE Virtual Server and repote IP address

Which router do you have?

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Re: 4GEE Virtual Server and repote IP address

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Re: 4GEE Virtual Server and repote IP address

It's likely that you've come up against a limitation of EE's mobile network. The EE mobile network uses Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT), which means that you don't get your own public IP address but share it with other users. So you can't be uniquely id'ed on the Net & therefore your LAN cannot be addressed from outside for unsolicited accesses. This is unlike fixed BB.

 

You should be able to confirm this by comparing the Public IP seen by a "What's My IP" site against the Public IP shown by the router on its WAN side.

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