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Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

Can a Static IP be assigned to a MiFi Unite Pro (or Unite White).  I'd like to connect an IP surveillance camera to it.  I would think it can.  How much does AT&T charge for a Static IP ?

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Message 1 of 16
Employee

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

Hi,

 

Do you mean a static IP on the AT&T network side? It can be done but you must be on a business plan. I do not have a price for you as usually a business account manager has to provision the static IP. I am sure it's not going to be cheap on your wireless plan. You would need to reach out to customer care to get a better qutoe.

 

Hope this helps!

Employee Contributor*
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
Message 2 of 16

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

thanks for the quick reply

 

my underlying question is... can I open the 'Unite Pro' interface and assign it a Static IP

 

Let me try to explain what I'm trying to do...

 

I've got a computer background but I'm a little new to tailoring device connection values, so I'm a little fuzzy when you ask..."Do you mean a static IP on the AT&T network side?"

 

I'm trying to do something called "Port forwarding", where from my computer I open an interface to my IP camera and and interface to the AT&T 'Unite Pro' and enter such things as...


Private IP
Protocol Type
Private Port
Public Port

 

from what I understand, the Private IP value would ideally be a Static IP.  In this case the 'Unite Pro' would serve as my router that would house the static Internet recognizable address.

 

I've never done any of this before. I'm trying to dry run all this before actually purchasing the 'MiFi Unite Pro'.

 

here's a link that describes more of what I'm trying to do...

http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/ATnT/6800G/defaultguide.htm

 

thanks for your help

Message 3 of 16
Employee

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

So then yes you need to have two different static IPs - one on the MiFi for the camera to connect to it, and one from AT&T so you can connect to the mifi remotely.

 

The settings you have listed for the camera, the ports can be established on the web interface for the MiFi and you shouldn't have any issues there.

 

You can establish the static IP from the web interface on the MiFi for the camera itself. The AT&T network one is so you can remotely connect to the camera system from anywhere and that needs to be set up on the backend. I believe from a little research I've done they start at $90 a month, but as I said earlier you'll need to reach out to business care to see what the rates are and what they can be set up on.

Employee Contributor*
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
Message 4 of 16

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

great, thanks very much

Message 5 of 16

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

but let me try to pin you down a little further

 

you know for sure that the AT&T MiFi 'Unitie Pro' has an interface that I can open to assign the static IP ?

 

can you point me to some documentation on that

 

again thanks

 

Message 6 of 16
Employee

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

All of our MiFi's have a web portal much like a traditional wireless router.

 

http://www.att.com/devicehowto/?_requestid=1925119#fbid=aUpAIjwvHIs - this shows how to change settings on the Unite Pro.

 

Hope this helps!

Employee Contributor*
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
Message 7 of 16

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

wonderful, thank you very much

Message 8 of 16
Employee

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

You're very welcome hope everything works out well for you!

Employee Contributor*
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
Message 9 of 16
Contributor

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

I wanted to post some additional details required to get this working. You need to "assign" the static IP address, since unfortunately the UnitePro will not pick it up automatically. In the admin interface there are no WAN settings as exist on most wireless routers, which is where you would normally set a static IP, so I called business tech support and they walked me through it:

 

1) Login to the admin interface (192.168.1.1 by default, when connected to the UnitePro's wifi network).

2) Go to Settings->Mobile Broadband->APN.

3) Add a new entry -- use any name but set APN to "i2gold". Leave user/pwd blank and Auth set to none. Click "+" to add it.

4) Click the radio button to the left of the new entry to make it the default. The UnitePro will now use it when it connects to the AT&T network instead of the default APN.

5) In the left sidebar, click Disconnect. Wait a few seconds and click Connect when available.

6) Click About in the upper right. If all was successful, you should see the static IP Address in the bottom right.

7) Verify external connectivity to the static IP from a device not connected to the UnitePro. You will of course need a listening device like a camera or NVR, along with properly configured port forwarding.

 

I hope this is helpful!

Message 10 of 16

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

thank you very much

 

this was going to be a week-end project, so far I haven't found the week-end, but I'm going to do it one of these days, thanks again

Message 11 of 16
Contributor

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

Sure thing. I should mention that you do need a business account to get a static IP. I setup one several years ago for my small business, but it's morphed into our family account and it works just fine for that (5 devices total incl the hotspot). Aside from the device cost of $49, the only other cost was $20/mo to add it to our shared data plan. There was no additional charge for the static IP, contrary to other posts I've seen that claim a $500 setup.

Message 12 of 16
Contributor

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

I am trying to do the same thing (place a webcam in a rural location using the Unite as a hot spot/router).  I am finding that the "public" IP address assigned to the hot spot isn't the same as the IP address being reported to the hot spot (there are one or more layers of NAT/router in between the "real" internet and the hot spot).  My camera supports Dynamic DNS, so I am sure that if I can figure out how to get the hot spot to recognize its public IP, I can get this to work.

I tried your i2gold APN, and it won't give the hot spot an IP address (0.0.0.0).  Any other suggestions?  Thanks for trying.

Message 13 of 16
Contributor

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

Do you have a business account, have they added a static IP to the device, and have you gone through my step-by-step instrux above? If so, I am at a loss. I would call AT&T tech support.

Message 14 of 16
Contributor

Re: Assigning a Static IP to MiFi Unite Pro

I have in the works to setup a business account with att. However the rep's where not able to tell me the cost of seting up the static ip's. On there web site it does show $500.00 for setup of a static ip and 3$ per month per ip address. How where you able to bypass this?

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