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How do I setup DDNS on AC88U

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by Col8eral, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Col8eral

    Col8eral Regular Contributor

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    Contrary to title I have ax88u
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    I enable access via wan in system settings. My IP address shows up next to the setting and I can then access router remotely. Great.

    I wanted to enable DDNS for Alexa but I'm not having any success. Not sure if I've mucked it up somehow. I entered the aloha numeric key in the hostname field but no certificate seemed to get issued. I renamed the hostname for something easier and it Sayed registered but no certificate issued. If I enter these hostnames into browser it never finds my router.

    If I use the asusip lookup link for both hist names and they give different IPs and both different to my IP address.

    I've not done this before and am lost now. What have I done wrong.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    You really need to disable router access over WAN, now.
     
  3. Col8eral

    Col8eral Regular Contributor

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    Are these routers not safe?
     
  4. Grisu

    Grisu Part of the Furniture

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    Routers are but Internet isn't.
    As long as you open ports from outside you may be hacked. Router cant know if its you or someone else who gets access to your network.
     
  5. Col8eral

    Col8eral Regular Contributor

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    Thanks. I have no knowledge of security so I now to those who have more experience. Shame as it seems like a good feature.

    So by extension I shouldn't have Alexa connected to my router ??
     
  6. Grisu

    Grisu Part of the Furniture

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    It is used to be forwarded to a secure device behind the router with its own firewall and security, not for access the router itself.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
  7. Col8eral

    Col8eral Regular Contributor

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    Oh well. I'll just forego that feature :)
     
  8. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Should you have Alexa connected to your router? I would say no. But you need to make the decision on that yourself based on what you give up for Alexa's 'help' and what you gain from it.

    I personally would never have these devices with 20+ microphones inside my home. YMMV.

    Keep asking questions and learning about the things that interest you until you can make your own decision and be able to live with the consequences (either way).

    Btw, the routers are only as safe as we set them up to be. With choices comes great power, but with power comes even greater responsibility. :)

    HTH.