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Configure No-IP Dynamic DNS on Digi TransPort

When using a Digi TransPort Router with a Public SIM card, the issue of reaching this device by it's IP address happens as most/all providers will dynamically assign IP addresses that will change at every connection / reconnection.

To overcome this problem, it is possible to use a Dynamic DNS host configured in the router. The Router will update the service provider with it's current IP Address and / or any IP Address changes. This will allow the device to be reached without knowing it's currently assigned IP Address

Digi TransPort Routers currently supports 3 service providers type :
- DynDNS.org
- No-IP.org
- Other

In this example, No-IP.org will be used as they allow registration of free Dynamic DNS hosts.

Before you can successfully register the IP address of your router with a service provider, you must create an account on their web site. In this example, no-ip will be used.

1- Sign-UP for a Free Account on No-IP

Go to https://www.noip.com/sign-up and sign-up for a free DDNS Account. When registering, the "hostname" will be the name used to reach your device, for example: "digitesteu.ddns.net"

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2- Configure Digi TransPort DDNS settings

Open a web browser to the IP Address of the Digi TransPort Routers and navigate to Configuration - Network > Dynamic DNS

- Select the Service Provider, in this example: No-IP
- Enter the Host and Domain Name previously chosen during registration at the service provider, in this example: digitesteu.ddns.net
- Destination port can be left to 0. This will by default use HTTP port 80.
- DynDNS User Name is the username chosen during registration.
- DynDNS Password and Confirm Password is the password chosen during registration
- When is which interface to use to send DDNS updates. By default, use default route.

Click Apply and Save Configuration

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3- Verify DDNS update

3.1 - On Digi TransPort Router

Navigate to Management > Event Log. A line should show the DynDNS update success :
 
12:47:01, 10 Mar 2015,DynDNS 0 host 0 updated: good 90.121.121.151

3.2 - On No-IP.org website

Navigate to https://www.noip.com/members/dns/ and login with the previously created account credentials.

Under Manage Hosts, the domain name should be displayed with the current Digi TransPort's Routers IP.

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4- Test Connection

Now that the DDNS update is done, open a web browser to the selected domain name (in this example : digitesteu.ddns.net). The Web interface of the Digi TransPort Router should be displayed

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Last updated: Aug 23, 2017

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