Remote viewing having to setup continously and new router suggestions

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  1. tahoebigah

    tahoebigah n3wb

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    I started using the Blue Iris mobile app and setup remote viewing and went through the UnPn and its works but then a day later its not working again. I have to re-do the UnPn step and then it works temporarily again. Would this be a Blue Iris config issue or an issue with my router? My ip address has not changed and I am not using a different port. My router is a TP-Link Archer C9 on latest firmware.

    I am debating on buying a new wireless router if anyone has any suggestions anyway.
     
  2. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Using upnp is a serious security risk. Turn it off in everything. Don't forward ports, see here: wiki to secure your network.
     
  3. TonyR

    TonyR IPCT Contributor

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    +1 to what @looney2ns said.
    It may be that your WAN (public) IP is dynamic (not static) and changed recently.
     
  4. bp2008

    bp2008 Staff Member

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    At the very least, disable UPnP and learn how to forward your port manually. If your router has a built-in VPN server, learn how to use that instead (and still turn off UPnP).
     
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    sdl0311 n3wb

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    I'd recommend an ASUS 86U (AC2900) router. Very user friendly, and has a built in vpn server. Very easy to set up for noobs like me =)
     
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  6. Mike

    Mike Staff Member

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    +1 on this. If you want a new router check out the Asus line