Hi - i have a 3g/4g router called TP-Link TL-MR3020. It uses and USB with a simcard. And i just CANNOT get it to portforward. It is supposed to work according to manual (Download for TL-MR3020 | TP-Link) But i cant get it working. I have set up No ip and that seems to work.
Maybe someone can help? my node is “running” but offline because of the port. I will attach some screenshots from router settings.
BTW i have another device that uses UPnP and that works - can i make a Pi use UPnP?
Im welling to bet the mobile hot spot doesnt even have a public IP, The same goes for cell phones when you set a hot spot you cannot forward ports to it. Really the only thing you can do is setup a VPN to forward ports to it.
In the very first post the OP says the router is a USB device with a sim card. It is very very unlikely there is an accessible public IPv4 address for this setup. So a VPN should provide a solution for node connectivity.
Also, noticed the domain name you are using in the docker command for domain “hgnode.hopto.org” points to 192.168.1.100… that is an internal IP address and won’t work.
honestly, Cell networks depending on where you live are not great for Storj Nodes - they are fine as a backup, or if you want to take the node on vacation but you will experience issues as the data grows with latency, and probably usage caps.
As the others have said, it will be really unlikely to have a public IP address usable for Storj on a standard cell plan - you would need to be on a more expensive hosting Sim, or business plan.
However, you could use a VPN or I’ve read in the past about some sort of port forwarding service on these forums if you are desperate to try out running a node
#Edit : here you go, I knew I had see it on the forum - I’m not recommending it as a service, but for play to see how node works, and to get online the person has done really nice guide.