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Using a dynamic DNS service with Hughesnet

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Using a dynamic DNS service with Hughesnet

Hello everyone.  I am new to the community but a long-time Hughesnet user.  Recently upgraded to Gen5 and in the process lost our static ip so are now making an attempt to remotely access security cameras via a dynamic dns service but am unable to get the service (noip.org) to make contact with our router ports.  Noticed that we can ping our ipv6 but not v4?  Not sure it that is important other than I seem to recall being told some time ago that dyn dns services only work with v6?   Anyway, does anyone know if it is even possible to remotely contact the new HN router?  

 

 

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Re: Using a dynamic DNS service with Hughesnet

The Hughesnet Jupiter network (Gen4 and Gen5) don't have public facing IPv4 addresses, so the typical dynamic DNS service like noip.org won't work in a traditional manor.

The device you are using to remote access the Hughesnet service will need to have an IPv6 address, and the camera system will also need to be able to support IPv6 and should be directly connected to the HT2000w.  Once you have confirmed that the camera system is IPv6 capable, you should be able to remotely access it using the IPv6 the modem gives your cameras.  However, I don't think your camera system would support something like noip.org running on the device (unless your using a computer with recording software so you can load the software that updates noip.org), and will have to take note of what your camera system IPv6 address is.

In a nutshell, everything must support IPv6 for it to work, and your IPv6 address can change at any time.

AFAIK, static addressing no longer exists on Jupiter, it sounds like you are coming from a Spaceway3/HN9000 system?

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Re: Using a dynamic DNS service with Hughesnet

Thank you for the quick response.  After checking the cameras, which are of differing ages (Mobotix brand cameras), I see that one does appear to support IPv6 and the older one does not.  So...in order to at least contact the one camera would I not need to employ some Dynamic DNS service to monitor the v6 IP address if I hope to contact the camera remotely?  Not sure what you were suggesting re. "recording software?"  Maybe I don't understand how these services work.

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Re: Using a dynamic DNS service with Hughesnet

Typically people use either an NVR (Network Video Recorder) or DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and all cameras send the video to that device... That device would typically be the central device to access to see the cameras.

From the sounds of things, your cameras are all IP-Cameras and aren't being recorded by anything like an NVR or DVR?

That aside, you would need to use something like DynDNS or no-ip to access easily (by a url), but, unless that camera can run the software to tell those services the IPv6 address it's using, you will have to manually update the DNS entry each and every time it changes.  With IPv6, each device gets it's own unique public IP address, very different from how IPv4 worked...  So the IP a computer reports to those services, is going to have a different IPv6 address than what your camera would have.

Earlier when I stated recording software, many people that have multiple cameras in a house tend to use something like BlueIris on a computer to record what all their cameras see, if using BlueIris, one could in theory connect to the computer via IPv6, and the computer keep the IPv6 address on no-ip updated, and still be able to view the cameras.

@Liz do you know if Hughes ever plans to offer Static IPv6 addressing to residential customers, like they did with IPv4 on Spaceway3 long ago?  That would solve half the headache that some users like jcope have...

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Re: Using a dynamic DNS service with Hughesnet

Hi jcope,

 

Welcome to the community, thanks for posting. Glad to see you're being helped by one of our very knowledgeable customers! You're in good hands with C0RR0SIVE.

 

Thanks for the ping, C0RR0SIVE. We currently haven't any plans for static IPv6 addresses, however should this change and we have the OK to share that information, you'll hear it from us.

 

 

Thanks,
Liz