Ant Miners are LOUD, so I wanted to put mine in the (environmentally controlled) garage. However Ant miners only have an ethernet port, and I had no good way to run ethernet from the router to the garage.
I purchased a BrosTrend AC1200 WiFi to Ethernet Adapter. Configured it, plugged it into the garage, and hooked the AntMiner to it. I discovered that the AntMiner could not reach the BTC mining pool unless I had the BrosTrend in the DMZ.
For whatever reason, I can't get my D-Link router to properly 'reserve' an IP for the BrosTrend, so every now and then it gets a different Local IP, which isn't what is in the DMZ, and the miner is cut off. Today putting the BrosTrend back in the DMZ after the latest IP address change didn't resolve the issue.
The router is a D-Link WiFi Router AC1900 (DIR-1950-US). I am hoping someone would know what feature or setting is on the router that stops it from connecting without being in the DMZ. Nothing is jumping out at me.
Can Port Forwarding fix this? If so, what are (or where would I find) the port information that I need to direct traffic from/to. Or if anyone knows what other setting is causing the problem. Thanks all!