I've been helping out my son to host a Minecraft server for him and his buddies, and everything was working fine for the past 8 months, up until the last week or so. Any port forwarding rule on the Telus wifi hub (Network > Firewall > Port Forwarding) now reassigns itself to a seemingly random IP address. I can reset the rule to the correct IP address (the server with a DCHP reservation) and the port is opened for around 1 minute (verified by being able to log on the server externally and through CanYouSeeMe.org), after which it closes and the rule reverts back to the same random private IP address. Is this a new 'feature' that Telus has recently implemented?
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UPnP doesn't seem to matter. I've done a hard power down of the hub and each of the boosters and still no luck. I even assigned a DHCP reservation for the offending wifi boost unit, and the hub still wants to reassign any port forwarding rule to that booster - no matter what its IP address is. I guess complete factory reset of the hub and the 2 boost units is probably next course of action.