[App_rpt-users] Wireless ISP help

David McGough kb4fxc at inttek.net
Mon Jul 11 07:33:29 EDT 2016


Skyler,

Okay, sounds like you may be able to obtain a static, public IP address
from the ISP by calling tech support. If that is true, just configure your
node or router for static mode (not DHCP) and enter the public IP, netmask
and gateway and you should be good to go.

Perhaps the ISP has their system configured to hand out private IP
addresses to users querying for an address via DHCP. Since you were
initially setup for DHCP, you got a private, dynamic IP....

If you can get a public IP, that's certainly simpler than needing to use
some form of VPN or tunnel. If you can't obtain a public IP, the 
VPN/tunnel method will work as a fallback plan.

73, David KB4FXC


On Sun, 10 Jul 2016, Skyler F wrote:

> It's a deal with us providing them a tower and they provide us Internet. I
> called his cell and he said ports aren't blocked and that I just need the
> IP, gateway address and the subnet mask. It was a Sunday so the IT people
> weren't there but I need to get that information from them.
> 
> I kept asking about a firewall on there end and they said there's none and
> that I can get inbound ports. A static IP was even written in pen on the
> shed so there's something I think I have to configure I'm just super
> confused on what his setup is.
> 
> 
> On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Philip Dorr <kd0ixy at judgementgaming.com> wrote:
> 
> > If you are paying for a static IP you either need to get the radio or ISP
> > provided router put into bridge mode, or get the username and password for
> > it.
> >
> > On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 11:13 PM, Skyler F <electricity440 at gmail.com
> > <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','electricity440 at gmail.com');>> wrote:
> >
> >> We are getting internet from a microwave link wireless ISP on a
> >> mountiantop. According to Mountain Broadband, ports are not blocked, and
> >> they don't have a firewall.
> >>
> >> However, when I plug my computer or router into the jack, I am
> >> automatically assigned a 10.1.50.x address. Why is this happening? I never
> >> requested an IP manually, it assigned me a DHCP IP.
> >>
> >> Inbound ports are all blocked to my router behind the DHCP IP address
> >> when I try to login under the public IP.
> >>
> >> However... the mountaintop site has a static Public IP that is unique to
> >> itself.
> >>
> >> Can someone explain how this works, and what information I need exactly
> >> to get inbound port forwarding to work to my mikrotik router from whatever
> >> Mountain Broadband has behind it ?
> >>
> >> 73
> >> Skyler
> >>
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