Question How do i change my router WAN to be as same as the ip on whatsmyip

Jun 10, 2019
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So i want to portforward but it seems i have a 'private' ip from isp on the router how do i change to a public ip if its possbile without calling isp
 
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It depends what and why you need to port-forward. Install that VPN, see what IP address you got, and bind your server (or whatever you need port-forwarding for) to that IP address. See how it works.
So this is what i do?
1. connect to the ip adress on nord i can get a dedicated ip
2.i go do the port forwarding and its done

The reason why i need to port forward is because i need to open ports for a program i have no idea why
 
I have no idea what you want to do. If you want to run eg Minecraft server - install VPN client on the server, connect to the service, and let your friends connect to the IP address assigned to you by the VPN service. Once this works, you move the client to the router (may be get a new router), set the client there, and port-forward the VPN IP address to your server.

I can't be of any more help, and you are up to a lot of reading... And if you can't figure it out, may be the easiest way would be to buy a public / static IP address from your ISP.
 
what type of service are you trying to do it for?

You can bounce traffic around, but it might end up making more sense to just have the service hosted.

If you don't even know why you need to open ports you probably also don't know the risk you're taking. normally zero ports are open. malware crawls the web constantly knocking all ports. if your security is weak then you will get compromised quickly.
 
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Jun 13, 2019
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Even if you get a private IP on the WAN side of your router (what I can't image, but anyways) your traffic will be translated at some point in the ISP network, so your public IP is exactly the one you get via whatsmyip. This
IP might change over time - typically every 24 hours.
How to open ports on your router depends on the model, so you need to read the manual for it.
 

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