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2018-07-11 11:13 AM
How do I get Optus to Open Ports that are blocked.
I would like to remote into my home from the office and optus has blocked ports on the network. I need a few ports opened.
2018-07-11 12:22 PM
Perhaps advising what your home internet connection is and perhaps the ports needed?
2018-07-11 12:25 PM
I have cable broadband at home and I want to open a port range of 1022 - 1032 for now.
2018-07-11 12:34 PM
Pretty sure they dont block those ports at all.
Is a thread with heaps of info
Its nothing that Optus can do - its all done on your router (as those ports you specified are not blocked).
2018-07-11 12:52 PM
Thanks I will have a look and update the thread.
Just a bit of history what I have done; I have opened ports on my cable modem, then I forwarded ports on my WIFI router and still get blocked somewhere. I can confirm, there is no FW on my linux box and the connection on the LAN works fine, but the connection from the internet is blocked somewhere (I tried hot-spoting on 4G, so there are no FW contentious issues). I even looked at temp removing the firewall on the cable modem and still blocked somewhere. I actually removed both FWs on the modem and router, still blocked. I also setup a listener on the port on the linux box, when I connect via the LAN, it works. When I connect via the internet, there is zero comms.
So let me read that thread and I will post an update.
2018-07-11 01:09 PM
On Optus 4g you wont be able to port forward as its all on carrier grade NAT with a shared IP (unless your on a corporate plan or old 3g only business plan, some resellers do offer a public ip though).