Port Forwarding feature is used when you want to access your device directly from outside your network. Port Forwarding allows remote computers (for example, computers on the Internet) to connect to a specific computer or service within a private local-area network (LAN).
When CUJO is running in Bridge mode, there is no need to set Port Forwarding rules on CUJO side. These Port Forwarding rules must be applied just on the router.
When CUJO is running in DHCP mode, you will need to set rules on both - router and CUJO. Please see picture below that illustrates CUJO setup:
To start a Port Forwarding setup, open a CUJO App and follow instructions:
1) Open menu and navigate to "Setting" screen. On "Settings" screen select your CUJO device.
2) At the bottom of the screen select "Port Forwarding"
* Usually when setting rules you have to set a static IP for the device first, before creating a port forwarding rule.
CUJO App will let you create a port forwarding rule and it will automatically create a static IP for your device if needed.
3) In "Port Forwarding" screen select "Create a New Rule" button
4) Fill fields "Rule Name", "Incoming Port", "Device Port" and select your device to which your rule will be applied
5) After you confirm changes CUJO will ask your permission to reboot CUJO device so Port Forwarding rules could take place
6) After CUJO reboots you will get short instructions on what needs to be done on your router.
CUJO will provide you information with exact IP and Port values you need to use to create (or edit existing) rule on your router.
7) All your rules will appear in Port Forwarding rule list.
For your convenience, we are providing you with your public IP value so you could perform a test.
For example, to test your IP Camera using values below, you should enter into your browser (Public IP:Port):
In order to whitelist a remote IP to connect to your cameras/servers at home, one must open/start CUJO app from the remote IP which one wants to whitelist.
Once CUJO app is started/opened, it will call CUJO Cloud with that remote IP to inform to whitelist it. If one's trying to connect to the home network without CUJO app being on it, CUJO will block that connection.