Unable to access irrigation controller remotely with COX as ISP
I recently installed a Rainbird "smart" controller for my irrigation system. I can communicate through the app with the controller within the confines of my home wi-fi network, but am unable to do so through a cellular connection when I'm away from home. This is one of the main reasons I purchased the controller--to be able to change the settings when I'm away for the summer. In talking with the Rainbird reps, they asked me to contact Cox (my ISP) and tell them I need them to open Port 80 to all access to the MAC address. When I talked to Cox about it they said that Cox internet is blocked for Port 80 and they could not help me. They indicated that I'd have to switch to a different ISP if I wanted that access. I assume it's some kind of security issue, but I'd think that given the size of COX and Rainbird, this would be a known problem with some sort of resolution possible?? Anyone have a similar issue??