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Need help in setting up DDNS

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by medwatt, Mar 6, 2019.

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  1. medwatt

    medwatt Regular Contributor

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    I sometimes find myself going to my parent's house to make some changes on their router (AC66U_B1). It would be much easier if I could access the web interface from my place. The problem is their ISP provide them with a private IP (10.X.X.X). Is there something I can do to still get access from outside their network >
     
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    skeal Part of the Furniture

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    Yes, setup the OVPN server with access to both WAN and LAN, and login to your webui that way.
     
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    skeal Part of the Furniture

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    Having working DDNS would simplify the OVPN usage.
     
  4. medwatt

    medwatt Regular Contributor

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    Please can you give me more details on how to go about this, if you don't mind, as I'm new to this.
     
  5. EmeraldDeer

    EmeraldDeer Very Senior Member

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    I tried using DDNS just now for the first time.
    • WAN > DDNS > DDNS Service
    • Ignore Webui SSL Certificate
    • Enable the DDNS Client > Yes
    • Method to retrieve WAN IP > Internal
    • Host Name > {Choose name with hopes no one else has already claimed it}
    • Forced update interval (in days) > {I left at default of 21 days}
    • Apply
    At this point I was logged out of the GUI
    • After reauthenticating, it turns out it was successful
    • It will take several minutes before your hostname is available from the Asus DNS domain
    • I updated the IPSec configuration on my Apple devices to use the new hostname.asuscomm.com rather than my WAN IP address
    • It works
     
  6. medwatt

    medwatt Regular Contributor

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    But I already mentioned the ISP gives me a private IP, not a public IP.
     
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    EmeraldDeer Very Senior Member

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    If in fact the WAN IP of the AC66U_B1 is a private 10 address, then I do not know of a way around this.

    That would also throw a wrench into anything that used UPnP port forwarding like game consoles.
     
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    skeal Part of the Furniture

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    First setup DDNS on the server router. Then go into VPN tab and into Server tab. You will see something like this:
    Then click on the general dropdown and start setting up your Server. This is an example I got from someone here: ASUS Wireless Router RT AC3100   VPN Server2.png
     

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    Set up Teamviewer on a PC inside the LAN. Would be a good idea to have a Teamviewer account and know the connection-login info. You should be able to connect from anywhere do remote control and monitor the router.

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