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# 262254 13-Jan-2020 09:53
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Ive recently started playing around with Home Assistant (hass.io) and wanted to make it available outside of home.

 

I thought I could set up a ddns and then set up port forwarding on my Google wifi but it didnt work.

 

I opened a chat with MyRepublic and they directly said that ddns will not work with MyRepublic and that I would need to pay for a static IP (at $8 a month)

 

Given that this is just a side project for my house, I dont want to pay $8 a month for it

 

It seems a little on the nose that they would block a service like ddns that forces you to buy one of their services :(

 

 

 

Anyway, does anyone know any other avenues I could try with regards to accessing my Home Assistant externally?

 

thanks

 

 

 

-Kris


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  # 2390814 13-Jan-2020 10:06
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Its probably because you're on a CGNAT connection ? Therefore you cant host anything. You need a static. 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2390852 13-Jan-2020 10:37
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MyRepublic have CG-NAT by default. You need to go with one of their other plans but seriously I recommend going with a more competent provider instead.





 
 
 
 




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  # 2390858 13-Jan-2020 10:43
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michaelmurfy:

 

MyRepublic have CG-NAT by default. You need to go with one of their other plans but seriously I recommend going with a more competent provider instead.

 

 

Unfortunately Im on a contract with them so switching isn't an option right now :(


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  # 2390932 13-Jan-2020 11:32
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They don't block DDNS.

 

You don't have a public IP address as you're on a CG-NAT connection so can't host anything or port forward.


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  # 2390937 13-Jan-2020 11:52
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I did suggest at one point a thread/ISP area update with those who were public vs CG-NAT, not sure it eventuated or not.

 

 

 

But it could use one, with a graphic similar to this

 

 

 

 

Basically multiply the right box x hundreds of other users like yourself sharing the IP. You can all get out and request stuff back, but share the same address internet side so can't get back in without asking first


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  # 2390967 13-Jan-2020 12:54
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Okies, so if ddns is out and if i should be re thinking port forwarding, are there any other options for publicly accessing a home automation system like hass.io?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2390979 13-Jan-2020 13:19
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You could use a VPN or something like Cloudflare Access (if you can port forward request coming from Cloudflare IP addresses only). But that would need you to have a static IP address and a domain name to register with Cloudflare.





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  # 2391099 13-Jan-2020 15:39
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Pretty much any hosting of anything these days, your'e best with a static IP.

 

 





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  # 2391100 13-Jan-2020 15:42
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Cool, thanks for the info everyone :)


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