Hi everyone 👋
Hope you are well.
I'm trying to access my desktop Mac remotely through the app 'Screens 4'. So far I've been unsuccessful and the app is saying that there's a problem with double NAT.
I've tried the methods outlined by the developers of Screens 4 (here), but with no luck.
Here's a breakdown of my setup:
- Router: Virgin Media Hitron Chita
- Static IP
- Connected to a Nest Wifi Pro
- Connected to a desktop Mac
I'm aware that the problem happens because I'm using the Nest Wifi Pro router as an extension of the Hitron Chita ISP router/modem, but I just can't work out how to solve the problem?!
Of the methods mentioned by Screens 4 (here), here are the results of my attempts:
1. Configure a PPPoE Connection Between the Router and Modem
I don't believe Virgin Media and/or the Hitron Chita router supports PPPoE.
2. Use the Router in Bridge Mode
This didn't seem to work. I enabled bridge mode as described here, but it didn't allow me to connect through Screens 4 even though it didn't produce the double-NAT error when in Bridge Mode.
3. Add the Router to the Modem's DMZ
Tried doing this, but it didn't seem to have an effect. I also believe it's not recommended to do this for security reasons(?).
4. Forward the Modem's Port 5900 (or 22) to the Router
Did not work either.
I should say that I have not had any success with making changes to the settings on the Nest Wifi Pro router and I'm not sure if I need to anyway; I believe that all the settings should be set on the ISP modem and not on the third-party router, right? That said, strangely, I cannot change the Nest Wifi Pro router to use a static IP even though I've got it 🤔
Has anyone in here got any experience with making this setup work? If so, I'd be eternally grateful for any help that you can offer!
Hope to hear from someone and many thanks in advance!