I've been having trouble connecting to my monero remote note from outside my local network.

This is the command I've been using to launch the deamon

monerod.exe --data-dir E:/bitmonero --rpc-bind-ip --restricted-rpc --confirm-external-bind

I can connect to the node inside my local network using my internal IP no problem 192.x.x.x but can not connect outside my local network with either my internal or external public IP.

--rpc-bind-ip also does not work, I can only get it to work with my internal IP or as shown above.

I've also opened up ports 18080, 18081 on the device I'm running the node on as well as on went in to my router and forwarded these ports to the internal IP of the device running the node.

However I seem to be getting qutite a lot of IN connections - currenctly at 8(out) +35(in).

Any help would be appreciated!

  • anyone able to help? – Electric_Sheep01 Jul 9 at 6:37
  • Do you use a firewall? If so, please try disabling it completely to see if it could be the cause – Endogen Jul 10 at 7:16
  • Firewall is not the problem – Electric_Sheep01 Jul 12 at 3:26

It seems you are running your node on your private LAN on a machine which only has a 192.168.X.X IP.
So it seems normal you could not bind to your public IP address.

However, are you trying to connect to your public IP address from outside your network, since you said you forwarded the ports to your node private IP?
Do you have a default route via your router private IP on your node?

  • Well I'm getting inbound connections (99+ currently) so it seems to not be just on my LAN network. Yes I am trying to connect to my public IP address outside of my network, when entering the external IP of the device in port forwarding within my router settings It does not let me. – Electric_Sheep01 Jul 12 at 3:24
  • In port forwarding you should enter your node 192.168 address for the port 18081. This way, when you connect to your public ip on port 18081 it will redirect the connection to your node on the same port. – el00ruobuob Jul 12 at 5:05

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