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Cybertech 1100, which port for TCP/IP connection?

I realize this probably isn't the correct forum to ask about Cybertec 1100 but there seems to be a bunch of networking pros here with some experience with Cybertec 1100, so here goes.

I am trying to make wireless dial in a Cybertec 1100 using hyperterminal with TCP/IP. Since wireless IP address are quite expensive over here, I will use dynamic IP with DDNS on the modem.

Registered with no-ip.com, use hyperterminal to connect to Cybertec with DDNS address using port 21/80/1194, no work. It could be due to a few reasons; probably my network provider doesn't provide DDNS, no-ip.com setting wrong, etc etc

Anyway, what is the port number in Cybertec 1100 for me to make wireless dial using DDNS? Is it in:

  1. Cybertec setting: VPN>SSLVPN>Remote port>1194 or
  2. Cybertec setting: Serial Server>Port 1 Setup>Master Port>20000 or
  3. 80? 21? Others?

Advance thanks.

I realize this probably isn't the correct forum to ask about Cybertec 1100 but there seems to be a bunch of networking pros here with some experience with Cybertec 1100, so here goes. I am trying to make wireless dial in a Cybertec 1100 using hyperterminal with TCP/IP. Since wireless IP address are quite expensive over here, I will use dynamic IP with DDNS on the modem. Registered with no-ip.com, use hyperterminal to connect to Cybertec with DDNS address using port 21/80/1194, no work. It could be due to a few reasons; probably my network provider doesn't provide DDNS, no-ip.com setting wrong, etc etc Anyway, what is the port number in Cybertec 1100 for me to make wireless dial using DDNS? Is it in: 1. Cybertec setting: VPN>SSLVPN>Remote port>1194 or 2. Cybertec setting: Serial Server>Port 1 Setup>Master Port>20000 or 3. 80? 21? Others? Advance thanks.

Good afternoon Orange,

We often face the same problems when some one gets a dataTaker and drops it on a remote network some where and then just expects it to work. It's never that simple.

What you have is a very long chain and each link in the chain must perform. So to start set up a simple connection from you computer to the device. You might need a cross over cable between the two.

Now can you ping the IP address of the device? Ping is a very useful tool. It works at a very low level and basically tests the hardware and connections are all working correctly. If you don't get return times then check the connections, IP addresses, subnet masks etc. If you do get return times then you have a connection and the device is listening.

The next step is to find the port number. There are 65,535 port number available on any one TCP/IP address. There are a number assigned to particular tasks but unless you know exactly what the port number to use for which function it won't work.

With the DT80's we recently changed the port number for the commands from 8 to 7700 because there are a number of network administrators who block port 8. When people upgraded the firmware the port number changed and the software would no longer talk to the logger. Simply changing the port number to 7700 and it all worked again. Look in the manuals or in the software and see if you can find the port number.

I think that's enough for the moment, there is a couple of hour work but unless this simple connection work you have no hope of getting any any where.

The process for the rest of the network is basically the same set up and test, set up and test. One step at a time. Long and slow the first time but you will learn a lot about networks.

Cheers,
Roger

Good afternoon Orange, We often face the same problems when some one gets a dataTaker and drops it on a remote network some where and then just expects it to work. It's never that simple. What you have is a very long chain and each link in the chain must perform. So to start set up a simple connection from you computer to the device. You might need a cross over cable between the two. Now can you ping the IP address of the device? Ping is a very useful tool. It works at a very low level and basically tests the hardware and connections are all working correctly. If you don't get return times then check the connections, IP addresses, subnet masks etc. If you do get return times then you have a connection and the device is listening. The next step is to find the port number. There are 65,535 port number available on any one TCP/IP address. There are a number assigned to particular tasks but unless you know exactly what the port number to use for which function it won't work. With the DT80's we recently changed the port number for the commands from 8 to 7700 because there are a number of network administrators who block port 8. When people upgraded the firmware the port number changed and the software would no longer talk to the logger. Simply changing the port number to 7700 and it all worked again. Look in the manuals or in the software and see if you can find the port number. I think that's enough for the moment, there is a couple of hour work but unless this simple connection work you have no hope of getting any any where. The process for the rest of the network is basically the same set up and test, set up and test. One step at a time. Long and slow the first time but you will learn a lot about networks. Cheers, Roger

Hi Orange,

Did you get your Cybertec 1100 to work? I have successfully set up a Cybertec 1100 with a DT80 before using Dynamic DNS.

Chuck

Hi Orange, Did you get your Cybertec 1100 to work? I have successfully set up a Cybertec 1100 with a DT80 before using Dynamic DNS. Chuck

I just recently setup a Cybertec 1100 on a DT50. I have it working on DDNS.

I just like to point out, in order to setup DDNS, a public or static IP address needs to be provided from your network provider. By default, most network providers only provide an internal IP behind their own firewall. This means DDNS will not work as the IP is not routable.

You will have to talk to your network provider to activate a public (routable) IP address. A VPN setup that uses tunneling can get around this issue with internal IP addresses. I am unsure how this works as I have not tried this yet.

Cheers,
Tim

I just recently setup a Cybertec 1100 on a DT50. I have it working on DDNS. I just like to point out, in order to setup DDNS, a public or static IP address needs to be provided from your network provider. By default, most network providers only provide an internal IP behind their own firewall. This means DDNS will not work as the IP is not routable. You will have to talk to your network provider to activate a public (routable) IP address. A VPN setup that uses tunneling can get around this issue with internal IP addresses. I am unsure how this works as I have not tried this yet. Cheers, Tim

Thanks guys!

I got the DT80 working with Cybertec but for FTP operation only. I talked to the network provider and yeah! they only provide internal IP.

Then I talked to a bunch of weather station guys in US, UK and they are puzzled why cannot get the DDNS, probably the wireless network over there is mostly public IP. But now Spandangle confirmed that private IP is not routable, that's a big part of puzzle solved.

I will check on the VPN setup with tunneling.

Thanks guys! I got the DT80 working with Cybertec but for FTP operation only. I talked to the network provider and yeah! they only provide internal IP. Then I talked to a bunch of weather station guys in US, UK and they are puzzled why cannot get the DDNS, probably the wireless network over there is mostly public IP. But now Spandangle confirmed that private IP is not routable, that's a big part of puzzle solved. I will check on the VPN setup with tunneling.
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