I'm trying to open port forwarding for a local server, so I set my IP to static and stayed in the range of my gateway. When I get on whatismyip, it shows a completely different ip address (at least it's always the same) and it's out of my gateway's range, which prevents me from opening a port in my router's setup (supposed to be in 192.168.0.x, but I get 70.53.70.x).
I'm stuck and can't get to open any ports, so it's impossible for me to set a local server right now as all inbound data is blocked.
Can someone please help me? I've been stuck on this for two days and don't know what to try anymore.
Hi Frederic. Port forwarding can be very frustrating. The 70.53.70.x IP we show is your external IP address. In your router, you'll forward the port to the internal IP you've assigned your server. That's the 192.168.0.x address. Then externally, you should be able to access it by going to
http://70.53.70.x:port. Obviously replace the x with the last octet number in your IP and replace 'port' with the port number you're trying to access. Keep in mind some ISPs block ports 80, 8080, and 21 since those are very common. You can check to see if your port is open by using our port scanner tool here: https://www.whatismyip.com/port-scanner/