I have a device on my network that needs to be seen from the outside world -
So I use the Pre-assignment feature in the router to BIND an IP address of my choosing
within the internal network by binding (for example) 192.168.0.XX to the MAC ADDRESS of the device -
and use PORT FORWARDING to direct any outside traffic to this specific IP address within my network
-- and the port that it is listening on....
Problem is: when the DHCP lease expires (default one hour) the Pre-assigned IP address is
flushed and my connection is lost and I need to enter the IP reservation again --
I see I can extend the LEASE time to 24 hours but this is only marginally more helpful.
Is there a more modern or different modem I can get that can do this the way I want it?
many thanks -