Port forwarding and OpenVPN connection over 4G on Archer MR400

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Port forwarding and OpenVPN connection over 4G on Archer MR400
Port forwarding and OpenVPN connection over 4G on Archer MR400
2020-06-17 17:54:00 - last edited 2020-06-18 14:21:19
Model: Archer MR400  
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 1.9.0 0.9.1 v0001.0 Build 190307 Rel.45273n

I am selfhosting a little photo website (local network IP is 192.168.1.100) but encountered a problem while trying to access it from outside of my home network (public IP). I have tried the NAT Forwarding -> Virtual Servers approach, as shown in the picture below:

 

As well as setting up dynamic DNS with no-ip and enabling the openvpn server with no results...

 

Furthermore the openVPN client I use keeps showing the message: "Server poll timeout, trying next remote entry..."

Any atempt to access through a web browser using <public IP>:80 or <public IP>:5000 shows the message: "The connection has timed out"

 

I have confirmed that the internal IP and ports work within the local network and I had a very awkward call with my ISP's customer service because I thought they were blocking all incoming ports, which they confirmed are open...

 

I am very frustrated and would appreciate pointers on how to solve this. So far I have not seen firmware updates and confirmed the time and date settings are correct. Happy to provide any other information if someone could tell me where to find it.

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2020-06-18 14:14:53 - last edited 2020-06-18 14:21:19
In my country (small country in Europe) none of the Mobile ISP's are using real public ip addresses. :( If you are lucky you can request a real public ip from your MISP.
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Re:Port forwarding and OpenVPN connection over 4G on Archer MR400
2020-06-18 14:04:03
"openVPN client I use keeps showing the message: "Server poll timeout, trying next remote entry..." Any atempt to access through a web browser using :80 or :5000 shows the message: "The connection has timed out" you don't have a real public ip.
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Re:Port forwarding and OpenVPN connection over 4G on Archer MR400
2020-06-18 14:11:10

@Peli Thanks for the pointer, it is my understanding that what ISPs usually do (over 4G anyway) is have shared IPs, maybe I should call their tech support?

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2020-06-18 14:14:53 - last edited 2020-06-18 14:21:19
In my country (small country in Europe) none of the Mobile ISP's are using real public ip addresses. :( If you are lucky you can request a real public ip from your MISP.
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