I am facing issues in getting my storage node to work on my Qnap NAS. I believe the issue has to do with my ISP not assigning us Public facing IP Addresses (My WAN IP address is different to my public IP address when checking using the likes of You Get Signal (Port forwarding checker)
I was keen to see what solutions (if any) others have used.
I know some potential solutions are:
Request for a Public IP from ISP - (We’re using CGNAT so I would need to pay for a Static IP)
Use another ISP / VPN for working around this.
Let me know if any further clarification is needed. And thanks in advanced for your input!
Be aware that you don’t need a STATIC IP, just a public one. It can definitely just be dynamic, since you can work around that with ddns. Many ISPs will give you a public IP for free when asked (as many other SNOs have reported). Don’t let them upsell you to expensive business plans with static IP.
It can help if you tell them you want to be able to access your IP camera from outside your network. That saves you from having to explain Storj to a call center agent. They get those calls a lot and often are willing to help out. It may not work with your ISP, but give it a go.
Seeing the term upnp sends shivers down my spine. It has been riddled with security issues and implementing it on the ISP level sounds like opening a portal to hell… I doubt you will find that on any ISP ever.