I see a lot of posts about people talking about port forwarding. It comes with waves of people who can't wait to tell you about security and not to do that. I am wondering if we can spare that part, I think we all got it.
So for my own personal reason I want to access remotely using port forwarding (not a VPN, nor remote desktop software) yes good ol' port forwarding. The way we handle remote access of lots of password protected things. Anyway, after going through the basic router page and opening a port to forward to the hubitat, which has a static local IP, I can't get it to work?
I open a browser and type in my home IP address:port and I get this page that reads:
This site can’t be reached
XX.XXX.XX.XX refused to connect.
Every other port I try to access goes to all my other devices in my home just fine. Is this completely blocked by hubitats? Is there a way to unblock it, or am I doing something wrong? Do you have to use a specific port, or range? I would like to say a second time, please, I don't want a suggestion on another way to access admin page, or a lesson on security. I want to know why this doesn't work.