Just got the new router installed, and have put in all my noip.com ddns details into the router. It says that it is enabled, but so far it hasn't actually updated the ip. Can anyone help? Is there a way of accessing the router via ssh to test for errors?
Ok, so signed up to the dns-o-matic service, and set it up from there - eventually got it to work.
Now, I have setup upnp on the router so my server will create all the port rules as required. The server has a static IP setup on it (as the router cant yet for some reason!). But even though the ports are showing as open (using portchecker), it wont forward the ports at all (ftp, transmission, etc etc). None are working - even though TCP and UDP rules are set as required.
Can anyone help?
I am confused as to high part or both you want help with. Let's assume it s the DDNS asper your subject title. Dns-o-matic is a DNS proxy, so have you configure it to use a DDNS provider on the other side of it?
It was confusing when you said in your subject title that the DDNS was not updating.
OK, in that case, the problem is most likely that you are trying to access the media server from a device locally connected to your router. The destination address you are using is the No-Ip domain or the router's WAN IP address. This causes the packet to be sent out to the internet & back into your router. This is classed as loopback traffic & all TalkTalk routers consider this a security risk & block it.
Try using mobile data rather than WiFi on a smartphone & it will probably work. To access the media server locally, use its 192.168.1.x address.
There is a lot of security issues associated with uPnP, I would always, therefore, recommend using Port Forwarding.
Was that using the router's WAN IP address or the No-IP domain?
Can you access it locally via the 192.168.1.x address?
but what happens if you use the current WAN (public) IP address of the router, rather thane the DDNS domain?
OK time to put guess work out of the way & deal in facts.
Please can you send me screenshots of the router's port forwarding configuration that you have tried, so as I can validate that?
No rush, I probably won't have any spare time until tomorrow afternoon anyway.