Reliance JioFiber: Port Forwarding NOT SUPPORTED

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The JioFiber router web interface presents option for port forwarding however it does not work in practice.
The page accepts and saves all the configuration changes you do. Yet you won't be able to connect to the port from outside.

The router also has a DMZ and UPnP options and those do not work either.
Customer care is unable to help ("We have no information about this at the moment")

The IP address as seen from outside is different than what the router shows as its WAN IP. So the router is not directly exposed to the internet. It is behind a NAT/Firewall.

The IP the router sees is 100.XX.XX.XX
IP as seen by sites like whatismyip.com is 49.XX.XX.XX

As far as I know 100.XX.XX.XX is a public IP but trying to access that IP from outside does not work either. So the router is sitting behind a firewall.

This is a major limitation if you want to run any kind of server. So developers and gamers beware.
If you want to make your DVR internet accessible, you can't.

With JioFi (dongle) you could use internet accessible IPv6 address to eliminate need of port forwarding but the Jio Fiber router only allocates local IPv6 addresses. Even if IPv6 worked like JioFi, it would not solve problem for IPv4 connections. So there is no alternative at the moment. You can use a VPN, but it slows you down and has other limitations.

I was planning to discontinue my old ISP but due to this limitation, I might have to discontinue JioFiber instead.
 
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I've Jio Fttx IPv4 port forwarded to my NVR, today morning my NVR app refuses to login and says "This IP address has been blocked because it has reached the maximum number of failed loging attempts allowed within a specific time period. Please contact system admin". I guess since they have used the same IP with various ports for multiple customers, there is plenty of activity on the same. But I could not understand as to who has blocked the IP, is it the NVR cloud ?
 
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Okay, found a solution to the above, there were >10 login attempts within 5 mins which is why my NAS blocked the IP as a security measure. I guess using few IPs for port forwards make them more vulnerable to attacks.
 
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Jio let you forward upto 3 ports for CCTV monitoring, seach this thread for more info.
 
PrayagPrajapati

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1. If you need port forwarding refer to by article - you can only port forward unto 3 ports with jio fibre ofcourse the approach to get it done is a pain but i have it setup and working fine.
How can you do it? Please share a screenshot.
 


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you can refer to my post on the below link on how this can be done.
 
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@keithcardozo Hi. I was wondering if you could guide me on how I could get Open NAT using IPv6? I have IPv6 enabled on my Windows 10 PC but my NAT type from the Xbox Networking section is still Strict.
Have you read my post on this link. I had mentioned on what needs to be done further down in the post . You can PM me if you need more details
 
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well I do not have an rpi so I do not think that is relevant.. I'm just trying to access a few iot devices, the ftp on the jio ONT and the jio centrum ONT config page remotely if possible... I live in 2 cities, 4 to 6 months each so I need to access the other place remotely.. running additional servers for this long is not possible.. I'm not able to remotely connect using ipv6 and the iot devices do not support any additional applications to be hosted.. also I'll probably not need remote access to jio centrum gateway if there any other way to remotely restart the jio fiber ONT device(jio did some backend updates which caused the internet to stop working and restarting was the only solution to get the internet back while I was away )..
I do not wish to divert from the topic so just want to understand if someone is able to remotely access any of these 3 things (event with ipv6 if possible) without the need of any additional server hosting 3rd party applications..
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1. If the need is to only access a few IOT devices like say an Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32 and you dont wish to use a server thats running 24*7 then you can by doing port forwarding but only upto 3 ports. You can refer to my initial post on how to achieve this
Reliance JioFiber: Port Forwarding NOT SUPPORTED | Reliance JioFiber

2. If you are using IOT devices(like the PI ) that support IPv6 then its even simpler as no port forwarding is needed. My post mentions this as well.

3. If its too much of hassle to work with the limitations of 3 ports (you can however map N ports but that requires a device running 24*7 and its not practical for many) then a better option is to make a purchase of a router that supports openwrt and install zerotier. This gives the ability to connect to all internal devices and IOTs from outside Jios network at full speed .

4. If you are a developer then on the IOT devices like the Arduino you can add a new library made from this link
This library takes care of the port mapping automatically and its free.
You need to install the library on your client side (IOS / android / PC) and on the server side (arduino, ESP)

5. These are the options that I have used thus far and they all work fine for me.

6. To others going through this thread - do your research on Zerotier - You can run a game server and get your friends to connect seamlessly provided they are all on PC/ macs or if someone has installed zerotier on their router then its the best way.
 
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@keithcardozo Hi. I was wondering if you could guide me on how I could get Open NAT using IPv6? I have IPv6 enabled on my Windows 10 PC but my NAT type from the Xbox Networking section is still Strict.

1. Can you share a print screen of your IPv6 address on your windows 10 machine which the JIO router gives. I would need all the details including DNS .. You can grey out the last digits of the address.

2. Please disable ipv6 firewall on the jio router

3. You should be able to ping your ipv6 address on our PC using another device.
 
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all broadband companies never allow normal costumers to port forward due to dynamic IP and implementation of NAT so inorder to port forward just call ISP and say i want static ip for cctv and when you get static ip the nat gets disabled and you can easily port forward anything
 
PrayagPrajapati

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Guys, I have created an article on how to access your server in Jio Fiber with ports other than 80 too.
 
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i know its a late reply but check your ipv6 configuration of the raspberry pi(in case of single destination address) and add that to the ipv6 firewall configure inbound and outbound else allow whole address. use combination remote.it for login using ssh using that you can update ipv6 on noip and also on your router page if required
 
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Just to confirm, I managed to get customer care to open ports for CCTV and managed to open ports for PC and router. Now, I can access my PC and router remotely. Especially PC via remote desktop. They first do the port forwarding on their main server and do the same port forwarding on Jio router. The engineer confirmed that more than 3 port forwarding entries are now allowed and he did the setup for a customer with 5 port forwards a day before.

Few observations, provided you know which port Jio has opened or forwarded for you from their backend, you can set it up in Jio router yourself. Once the port has been forwarded by them, you can change any setting to set up a new device reusing the same port and discarding old device.

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