- Dec 20, 2014
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Just about to ditch comcast for AT&T fiber w/ gateway router. Only concern is ability to use BI, i.e. port forwarding. Is it possible? Is anyone doing it?
Preach, brother. Preach!Best option is an outboard VPN router. That addresses security issues presented when port forwarding.
In many, but perhaps not all AT&T regions, no instructions, even those provided by AT&T themselves, to port forward on the Pace 5268C (they call the process "opening pinholes") or put it in 'Bridge mode' in order to use an outboard router...will work.
You can spend fruitless hours speaking with AT&T support or reading pages and pages of 'solutions' on various online forums and get no further than you are now.
I won't bore anyone with how I got port forwarding to work on an AT&T uVerse with a Pace 5268AC locally (I used an outboard router) because it very likely won't work in YOUR area.
Don't ya just love AT&T? Who else would change a term like "port forwarding", which works just fine and is not broken, to "opening pinholes"? Or provide a residential 4G/LTE cellular router/hot spot with configurable features like "port forwarding", "DMZ" and "VPN Pass-thru", none of which work?
I cannot believe the SEC allowed them to gobble up DirecTV. What's next....Sirius/XM? Or Bank of America? GM?
I feel so much better now. Well, not really.
Yep, same "pinholes" as above, too...which don't work anyway in a metro area near me.You probably had the port forwarded in your old router unless you had vpn which is much better than forwarding a port. The AT&T routers call this "pinholes" in the firewall. You can do this on your new AT&T router too if you want, it's just the risk of port forwarding.
Ah, I had forgotten you put that in the thread earlier. I had BI working on mine for quite awhile on the old gateway and on the new Pace gateway until I recently managed to get vpn working and removed the pinhole for BI. I'm in Dallas area for what it's worth.
This was in Jasper, AL area. It was over 3 years ago, had to do port forwarding on secondary TP-LINK router on different subnet, created a pinhole in the Pace 5268AC to allow the TP-LINK; ran cable from Pace's LAN to TP-LINK WAN, sure it was a double NAT but with 25 Meg down on the AT&T uVerse it was plenty fast, no noticeable slowdown. BTW, was unable to put the Pace in 'bridge mode' either, even following AT&T's online instructions specifically for that model.Ah, I had forgotten you put that in the thread earlier. I had BI working on mine for quite awhile on the old gateway and on the new Pace gateway until I recently managed to get vpn working and removed the pinhole for BI. I'm in Dallas area for what it's worth.
You should look into openVPN. Instead of opening port(s) for Blue Iris, you'd be opening port(s) for openVPN, but now you are only dealing with openVPN port(s), certificate and/or user/pass and you'd have access to your entire network, instead of Blue Iris. Connecting from a mobile app outside your network only takes a few seconds.We'll, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to understanding how all this stuff works and bow to everyone's wisdom; however, following the instructions in the video and creating a pinhole for the BI service; and, updating the camera's IP addresses, it all works just as it did pre-ATT, taking the "risk of port forwarding". Thanks to all.