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Post Help with dyndns setup to access indigo via indigo touch
I have tried and tried to set up dyndns but can not access it from the WAN. Any suggestions would be most appredciated


Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:50 pm
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Post Re: Help with dyndns setup to access indigo via indigo touch
need to know the IP address of the external interface of your router...register that IP with your dyndns address: whatever.dyndns.org

Next get the IP address of the device running Indigo on your internal network.

Now login to your router (usually 192.168.0.1 in the address bar of a browser) and enter your login name and password, sometimes the login name is admin...you'll have to read it's manual...

Then you have to setup port forwarding so that anything on port 8176(??) gets forwarded to the IP of your Indigo server...hopefully you have set it up with a static IP or persistant DHCP for it so that it's internal IP address doesn't change ever.

Then make sure the Mac firewall on your Indigo server allows that's port inbound and outbound.

That is about it.

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Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:45 pm
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Post Re: Help with dyndns setup to access indigo via indigo touch
This is exactly why we built Prism - to avoid the headaches of setting this up... :D

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Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:57 pm
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thanks POMPROCKER.

Jay, I really appreciate the effort for Prism, but it seems to be down a lot so I am trying to find a more reliable method.


Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:42 pm
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Post Re: Help with dyndns setup to access indigo via indigo touch
Odd - I don't believe it's been down at all in the last several months...

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Post Re: Help with dyndns setup to access indigo via indigo touch
Over the last 4 years it has been down 3 or 4 times. Most of those times were just for a couple of hours or less. Other than those few incidents, to my knowledge, it has been exceptionally solid.

If your ISP disconnects, then it can take a few minutes for Indigo to reestablish the connection. If you are having problems with its reliability, then let us know the next time it happens and check the Indigo Event Log for errors that might help explain what is going wrong.

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Post Re: Help with dyndns setup to access indigo via indigo touch
pomprocker wrote:need to know the IP address of the external interface of your router...register that IP with your dyndns address: whatever.dyndns.org

Next get the IP address of the device running Indigo on your internal network.

Now login to your router (usually 192.168.0.1 in the address bar of a browser) and enter your login name and password, sometimes the login name is admin...you'll have to read it's manual...

Then you have to setup port forwarding so that anything on port 8176(??) gets forwarded to the IP of your Indigo server...hopefully you have set it up with a static IP or persistant DHCP for it so that it's internal IP address doesn't change ever.

Then make sure the Mac firewall on your Indigo server allows that's port inbound and outbound.

That is about it.


If you are running Indigo v5, use the External IP Address Plugin. It will help simplify the setup...
See http://www.schollnick.net/wordpress/hom ... s-updater/

1) Get a DynDns, DNSexit, or FreeDNS account.... And setup the hostname with them...
2) Install the External IP Address Plugin, and setup a DynDNS, DNSExit or FreeDNS device in Indigo along side the External IP Address Device.
3) Indigo will now update the Dynamic DNS provider when your external IP Address changes...

Now you still need to setup the port forwarding, but the External IP Address plugin simplifies the Dynamic DNS portion of the equation...

- Ben

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