I have setup the freedom box and created a freedombox.rocks domain.
Unfortunately I cannot connect to the domain as it just times out.
I have made the freedombox internal IP as main DMZ on router.
I have port forwarded: 443 & 80
I have attempted to connect to the domain on a phone not linked to the same network too.
Lastly I changed the ip address in gnudip to point to google, that worked so I believe the issue is entirely on my end with some configurations.
I am unsure how to interface with the freedom box once I connect it directly to the internet. Currently it is a device connected to my router so I can type in its internal IP address to access it. I tried plugging in a USB to USBC from freedombox to my laptop however I am not sure if there’s specific commands I need to input etc.
Will I not need to input my ISP details to the freedom box once its connected directly?
Thanks sorry this is a bit outside my knowledge zone.
In case your router is a consumer grade device that supports providing some kind of public or guest network access (unprivileged internet access (sharing) pre-configurations), such LAN network ports or WLANs may not allow incoming port forwardings. Contrary to what makes sense, the port forwarding may only work to devices on to the “internal” network. (And you would need an additional router to really shield off (firewall) any real internal device from that “internal” (actually publicly accessible) network that gets configured with public port forwardings.)
Attached is a screenshot of my current port forwarding setup.
I believe the ports are forwarded to the internal IP of the freedom box. (192.168.1.4)
Please let me know if I am misguided here thanks for the assistance.
This carrier grade NAT sounds like it could be the problem. Upon looking into it certain gaming services show B-C grade NAT types on my network despite router configurations!
Currently my NAT filtering is set to ‘open’
I will call my ISP and ask a few questions and see if anything can be done on their end.
Thank you for the information!
If I recall correctly, the DDNS service will give you the IP address of the “master router” of the ISP running the carrier-grade NAT (and not the private network IP).
The CGN issue was the biggest obstacle in using my FreedomBox and it would be very useful to update the manual to explain the problem, how to detect it, options for getting around it, etc.
My previous ISP provided an IPv6 address and I tried to set that up to connect to my server, but there were too many issues and so I eventually I switched to an ISP that offered a public IPv4 address (if you are in Germany, I can recommend easybell: https://www.easybell.de/).