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Netgear M1 Nighthawk port forwarding

DaveAtMoor
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I've used the netgear web admin interface to switch on port forwarding for a port used for my home alarm system. However, I have used a port checker and the port remains closed and the alarm system is not communicating with its external service. Does anyone know if O2 block port forwarding for the Netgear M1 hotspot?

 

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@DaveAtMoor 

O2 will deny it but we know from past experience that O2 do block certain ports.

I think it may also depend on what type of sim you use.

For any device that needs external power, you must use a data only sim.

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@DaveAtMoor

What port are you trying to forward on the router.?

The problem with Port Forwarding on Mobile Routers is that o2 will use GCNAT and as such Port Forwarding is not going to work

Best way to check is Log into the m1 and note the WAN IP address that it is reporting. Then go to whatsmyip.org in a web browser using the router connection compare the 2 IP addresses if they aren't the same then your dealing with CGNAT (Carrier Grade NAT). 


The best way round this is use a VPN service.

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Have you tried using a vpn?

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I am trying to open port 50001.

 

I haven't tried using a VPN. Not sure how I would go about doing this. Can you suggest a good VPN?

 

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I use Cisco but I guess you'd be wanting a free one?
Some anti virus programmes come with a vpn option, Norton for example.
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I'm a bit lost with this. Excuse my ignorance.

I'm not sure a VPN would work for me. The device I want to give outside access to is a house alarm system; I wouldn't be able to install a VPN on it. Neither would I be able to install a VPN on my NetGear Hotspot.

 

Could I use a VPN service?

 

 

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https://kb.netgear.com/23854/How-do-I-use-the-VPN-service-on-my-Nighthawk-router-with-my-Windows-cli...
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