OK that's a good start indeed ... assuming of course your gateway is not
running behind a NAT itself and that UPnP is working as expected.
I can remember the router's WAN IP address off-by-heart. It starts
with 84 so it is definitely a public address. Plusnet says that it's
dynamic and may change if the router reconnects, but it hasn't changed
since we signed up a few years ago, so I use it as if it were static.
The router is a Belkin with up-to-date firmware. I have successfully
used UPnP on this router for other purposes before. However, although
I'm not aware of any UPnP bugs, the factory firmware version was
/very/ buggy in general. The latest firmware seems far more stable but
like anything may still have some bugs hidden away.
GoogleTalk use their own relaying mechanism so you may have been using
Is this relaying mechanism accessible from SC?
it during the session. You may want to fire up a WireShark and check
whether you are exchanging packets with your peer's public IP.
I have uninstalled it and do not wish to reinstall it. It is buggy
proprietary crap that froze my computer within 5 minutes of use. I
much prefer FOSS like SC.
Unless this information is useful to you, however. If it is useful,
then I will collect this information for you the next time I can make
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