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PaulL

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#196381 29-May-2016 13:23
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I just had RBI installed via Vodafone, replacing my ADSL that was running at about 2Mbps (line length being the main issue).  The RBI is great from a throughput point of view - I can see the cell tower and we get 20Mbps or thereabouts, once we get 4G installed at that site it'll probably be faster.

 

With the ADSL I was using a dynamic DNS provider, which let me get to my raspberry pi from outside the network and control my heating system.  I was happy enough with that, so didn't ask about a static IP address.

 

It turns out that, so far as I can tell, RBI is using CGNAT.  So dynamic DNS providers don't work. 

 

Does anyone know if it's possible to get a static IP on RBI, and if so, what the cost is?

 

Do I need to move to another provider (e.g. UltimateBroadband)?

 

I see some suggestion somewhere that moving to IPv6 could work, but it's not clear to me at all that a) it's supported, or b) it actually fixes anything without everyone else in the world also moving to IPv6, and we already know they didn't do that.


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  #1561720 29-May-2016 15:11
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Vodafone do not offer static IP on their RBI plans. Ultimate Broadband and a few other ISPs do.
No IPv6 at this stage.




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  #1561758 29-May-2016 16:05
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Spin up a VM on AWS Sydney (or somewhere else) and run OpenVPN server.





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  #1561893 29-May-2016 21:04
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OK.  Am I likely to have a lot of luck cancelling my new Vodafone RBI and changing (on the basis that the product doesn't do what I need), or is that not likely to work?




  #1561896 29-May-2016 21:11
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PaulL:

 

OK.  Am I likely to have a lot of luck cancelling my new Vodafone RBI and changing (on the basis that the product doesn't do what I need), or is that not likely to work?

 

 

did you check before you purchased?


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  #1561917 29-May-2016 21:18
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Nope.  Hence my question.  It hadn't crossed my mind that it would be configured in such a way that a dynamic dns wouldn't work, so I didn't specifically check this.  I did however read all the documentation that was visible on the web, and this wasn't mentioned (I don't rule out the possibility that it's buried somewhere in the fine print, but if so it wasn't easy to find).


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  #1569034 9-Jun-2016 22:22
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Try changing the APN to Direct


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  #1569122 10-Jun-2016 08:07
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PaulL:

 

Nope.  Hence my question.  It hadn't crossed my mind that it would be configured in such a way that a dynamic dns wouldn't work, so I didn't specifically check this.  I did however read all the documentation that was visible on the web, and this wasn't mentioned (I don't rule out the possibility that it's buried somewhere in the fine print, but if so it wasn't easy to find).

 

 

CG-NAT is becoming very popular for RSP's now with quite a few now using this. The reality is for 99% of users it's a perfectly functional way of accessing the internet. It really is something people need to ask about if it's going to be unsuitable for their needs.

 

 

 

 




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  #1569125 10-Jun-2016 08:20
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I agree it's becoming common, particularly in the 4G space.  If I was Vodafone I'd make it a bit more visible - something along the lines of "this connection isn't suitable for running home servers or websites, as the technology we use doesn't provide a static IP address nor allow use of dynamic DNS services.  If you want to run a home server then you should buy xyz plan."

 

There is no information I could find in the Vodafone website that says they're running CGNAT, only by coming here did I work out that's what was going on.


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