09-02-2020 02:21 PM
Using a Virtual server set up as
WAN Port: 8022
LAN IP address: 192.168.1.99
LAN Port: 22
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
09-02-2020 02:29 PM
Which router do you have?
09-02-2020 02:31 PM
4GEE Router - wireless broadband
09-02-2020 02:46 PM
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.