I am trying to use port forwarding, but have a very strange problem. My cell router (Ericsson W35) reports that my public IP is 25.23.28.XYZ while whatsmyip reports 72.139.205.ABC. It appears that Rogers does some sort of NAT-in on the public IP side of the network.
Does this make any sense? Has anyone encountered this? Any idea how to go around it short of using VPN?
I am not sure that static vs dynamic public IP has anything to do with multiple NATs. The IP that the W35 reports has not changed for the past 8 years I have used the service as the W35 is stationary at my cottage and has been nonstop on 8 years.
But let’s assume for a moment that getting a static IP is the solution. Has anyone encountered this situation and solved it by paying for a static IP?