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  1. The Brother unit I referred to above is a laser unit. Inkjets need to be used frequently in this climate or they clog up - unless you really need the colour then a laser is a much safer bet. Brother is better than Samsung in my experience.
  2. I agree with the OP. Way too much fluff on page one Advertorials??? Please........
  3. OP: Have you tried Vuescan? They have an OSX version and that may get round your problem with the LIDE. I've been using Vuescan on Windows (7 and later 10) to work with a Nikon ED4000 which had no recent driver releases and I have to say that I preferred it to the original Nikon software.
  4. I have been very impressed with the Brother all in one laser printer/scanner/copier MFC 2700DW. It has a document feeder and will work on OSX by USB, LAN or wirelessly. Better still, it keeps the paper within its own footprint which many printers don't. It also works as a fax if you remember those. You can get 3rd party refills for the toner too.
  5. Gonzo, can you post the link to the daily water level figures. I just tried the one I used to go to and it doesn't work for some reason (even though I have Flash enabled).
  6. No response from AIS yet.....
  7. Yes, the Asus is showing the private WAN IP from AIS but no amount of port forwarding has given me a connection so far. The ZTE is definitely not contributing another layer of NAT or any DHCP address complications!
  8. Richcor: I appreciate your thoughts on this but don't really understand them! The N55U has a specific port for a WAN connection which can be configured to accept ADSL (ATM) or USB Modem as well as Ethernet WAN which is the way mine is set, see attached (old picture - I don't leave UPnP enabled as I understand it has security risks.) After a fruitless half hour on the phone with someone at AIS Fibre who sadly didn't seem to understand what a NAS was and kept referring me to the instructions for setting up IP cameras and an NVR, I've sent the support department a very detailed (but simple) email begging for help. It seems like their CGN policy is catching a lot of people out and they must be fielding loads of questions from people like me who thought getting a couple of devices to talk to each other securely online would take an hour or two rather than the days I seem to have wasted on it. As SooKee says, a public IP only starts to become available on the Pro package and above and that's about double the cost of the one I'm using. I wouldn't mind paying a moderate monthly fee for a public IP (or better still a static one), but an extra 600 baht is a big jump when this isn't for business. I'll let you know how it goes.
  9. What school or college do you teach at, if you don't mind me asking?
  10. Thanks for the detailed instructions. I've done as suggested above but still no luck. I tried it with Source IP blank and with both the ZTE's address and the Asus address but still no connection. The above is just an illustration as there are more ports but the story was the same. I can't see that there are any mistakes in the settings so I guess I'm going to have to try AIS Fibre Support which will no doubt be an adventure. Incidentally, the Asus is not a secondary router (or not meant to be, anyway) as it's the only one at my end doing any routing with the ZTE acting only as a modem.
  11. Working on it....
  12. I'm stumped! I have ten ports allocated by THDDNS but when it comes to setting up the Asus DSL-N55U router I seem to have hit a brick wall having having started out with confidence but now tried every combination of settings I can think of and I still open a port from outside (using the utility). I have different IP addresses showing at the Am I right in thinking that the idea of the THDDNS is that it should allow traffic through the Carrier Grade NAT to arrive at the ports that I've been given? I assumed that the setting would be: Source IP : (the F660 Router in Bridge Mode) or the ASUS Router which is also the Gateway Port Range: The 10 Ports that THDDNS have allocated my domain Local IP : 192.168.1.XXX (the NAS) Local Port: The NAS service ports I need to use for rSync etc I attach the unpopulated settings screenshot. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
  13. The ZTE F660 is the fibre modem/router and AIS has set it to operate in Bridge Mode because I prefer to use my Asus DSL N55U router which has much better functionality such as Parental Control, Wi-Fi Guest Accounts and a signal that can actually be received outside my office. I only use the ZTE as a modem and have the Asus set up to accept its output as an Ethernet WAN connection. This setup works fine for normal internet traffic - it's only when it gets to port forwarding that things get difficult. Port forwarding is required for a Synology NAS which acts as a backup device for a similar machine in a different location. I can't make the ports reachable which I'm assuming is the dual NAT issue. As for how the THDDNS will improve things, I'm assuming it prevents the CGN from fooling around with the IP but my understanding of this stuff is less than perfect.
  14. I'm not sure if your telling me or asking! I'm hoping it will work with the ZTE in bridge mode. I've registered with THDDNS but have yet to attempt the configuration.
  15. I'm using AIS Fibre and just ran into this CGN issue after spending countless hours wondering why port forwarding wouldn't work. AIS supplied me with a ZTE F660 modem/router which is pretty poorly featured and can't be configured as a bridge at the user end so I finally had them switch it to Bridge Mode (call the service centre to do that, by the way) but of course nobody mentions that the new setup will affect port forwarding - it was only the fact that my own Asus router showed a different public IP to one of those "They Know Where You Are! Get Our VPN Before The FBI Comes Knocking" ads that prompted me to suspect NAT. For those interested, the AIS Fibre service has been consistently up to the advertised speeds and with almost no down time for the last year. I believe they just dropped the prices so it's a good deal.