I'm a long time Comcast/Xfinity user who has just started using the Xfinity Xfi to manage several router functions on my new Xfinity Gateway. Previously I bridged the modem and used a Linksys router. Using Xfi allows a simpler structure but gives me the parental controls, monitoring of devices etc which I enjoyed on the Linksys SmartWi-fi. However I have not been able to view my personal DVR (not Xfinity) for home surveillance cameras over the internet. I am not an Xfinity Home customer.
On the Linksys I did (1) the Port Forwarding of the access and streaming port and (2) provided my DDNS url information. This allowed me to view the cameras on an app on my smartphone. It "seems" I have successfully forwarded the ports, but the DNS option is not open under "advanced settings" even though they are enabled.
Am I missing some part of the setup that XFi requires?? Would appreciate any assistance. Rgds,
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