I am in an area where there is no broadband or dsl and I use an ellipsis jetpack 63a1 and it works fine for accessing the internet from all my wireless devices. Well the other day I bought a security camera system that you can monitor from your smart phone but it has to be connected to the internet for that option to work. It has to be connected to an Ethernet port but jetpack doesn't have that. I have purchased a wireless router and just purchased a verizon router with voice hoping that was my solution but I can't seem to get it to do what I want either. I'm tired of guessing so PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!!!
Verizon has us behind their private network, but you need a public facing static IP address in order for a computer on the internet to access your private network. Currently, there are three ways to work around the issue.
1) Purchase a static IP from Verizon Wireless: https://www.verizonwireless.com/businessportals/support/features/data_services/static_ip.html
3) Use another service provider that provides a static IP address.
> Well the other day I bought a security camera system that you can monitor from your smart phone but it has to be connected to the internet for that option to work.
Security cameras are one of the most well known limitations of Verizons 4G LTE network. Right up there with VOIP, Xbox Live, Network Thermostats and nearly every other remote control technology. Reason being that all security cameras require public IP Addresses to find those devices on the open internet. Without a public IP for your cameras, everything is going to look like it comes from the same Verizon NAT firewall IP address and wont work.
The work arounds are mentioned by 7e above but you can also experiment with VPNs if you feel up to the challenge. Problem with VPNs and security cameras is that security cameras don't come with VPN clients on them, you need a VPN router to connect everything to the same VPN server so that your smartphone can find them out on the internet.
In short you will need 2 additional options in order for setup to work.
1. First you will need a static IP address from Verizon Wireless , VZW charges $500 for it, no way around it
2. Second if you want to continue using your Jetpack you will need a WIFI as WAN device that will give you access to the an ethernet port. Something like the Pepwave Surf on the Go.
However the perfect setup would a Max BR1 you remove the sim card out of the Jetpack and insert it into the Max BR1 power it on and you are set. However you still need the static IP address from Verizon Wireless.