port forwarding to an ethernet connected device
I am unable to set up a port forward to a device that is connected by an ethernet cable. The XFinity application only shows devices connected by wi-fi. I saw there were several other people posting similar problems but didn't see your solutions to them. This is basic functionality so I have to believe there is a work around for this. How can I make my ethernet connected device show up in the list of devices?
3 months ago
There's some super goofiness reported with port forwarding on their stuff. If your Ethernet device is set for a static IP address, I don't know if their "app" can see it or not. You might want to try it with your Ethernet device set for DHCP. That might not fix it either. Reports are mixed.
If you are doing port forwards, you probably want to use something else instead, that doesn't control critical infrastructure with a phone app, and has "some means" to mitigate hostile traffic, access, and limit inbound traffic to your open port(s) if you aren't doing it on the exposed machine yourself. It's going to get hammered. Lot of hostile actors and known compromised walking subnets and ports on this network. They're worldwide.
1 month ago
Anyone find a solution to this? I was on chat with the idiots from Xfinity for 2 hours and got nowhere.