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Nihil
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4 years ago

Port Forwarding Defaults to Random IP

While it is beyond me that cox has forced me to use this buggy and weird wifi.cox thing, here I am in this situation. I have an ethernet connected Desktop which needs to be portforwarded on several ports (the interface forces me to delete ALL ports to make a change, that **, but isn't my issue). I should have a reserved ip address lets just say on 192.168.my.ip (shown like this for security reasons), the update has forced it to a DHCP 192.168.my.ip, and every time I try to change it, it does nothing. Still not the main issue. When I go to port forward, it asks for the device, I click the device, fill in the info, and hey look, it changes to 192.168.0.2 instead of 192.168.my.ip, and says that there is no device on that, there isn't... Yet I check my device, and it is shown as being 192.168.my.ip. This has completely crippled all of the services on my computer, and me being annoyed is an understatement.

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    Nihil
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    Well, 14 hours and things are still down, perhaps there is a way to roll back the firmware update, unlikely. I really don't want to get a 3rd party modem so I can just have a new firmware, since the firmware on it was bad before, but this is completely unusable, money is tight since COVID-19. If it just allowed me to be able to do both, use cox.wifi and the admin page, I would not be here saying this. Since I am not getting replies from support, does anyone else know anything?

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      Nihil
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      Another day has passed, I tried to set up a DMZ instead, and just handle any security on the computer, but so many threats needed to be handled that it was overwhelming, and the connection I did want to go through, was blocked as a threat by cox, and I can only allow access for 30 days...

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        Nihil
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        Screw it, setting internal to the 192.168.0.2, handling security both sides, and just learning to live with having no control over ports on any other address because the app/thing is bugged, well, I know what I'm not going to recommend to friends nor keeping in the long term.