Originally Posted by North Is Up
Your pretty CyberQ Wifi is sitting out on the Internet waiting for some hacker to turn off the warning beeps and dial it up to 425 degrees. There's no password to view the unit, as you know. Therefore, anyone passing by can see it and that's the problem with the current state of the CyberQ Wifi. No security. So, when you turned on port forwarding it opens it up to the Internet, vice just seeing it on your private home network.
A static won't help in this case. It's a different subject, same for dynamic DNS. What those two things do is allow you to find the router, and hence your CyberQ Wifi, using a name like http://glenshire.dyndns.org
(test it - it's someone's Samsung DVR) or something similar, vice remembering your public IP address. Dynamic DNS changes the IP numbers to a more-familiar name. You can register an account at http://dyn.com/dns/
. It used to be free, but now they charge $20 per year. Your Internet provider may change your IP address regularly, so you won't be able to find your router IP address without looking it up again. Dynamic DNS or a static IP makes it possible to find your router.
Hope this helps.
allows free ddns usage.
They also offer a free pointer when your IP changes, it will redirect the traffic to the newly assigned IP address. It runs in the background of any computer connected to the router to detect any changes, or if you have flashed your router with Tomato Firmware, your router will handle the updates to the IP address.
I use this service to forward my remote camera systems for clients who want to watch their businesses from outside.