Incoming connections and port blocking

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I've been reading through the forums for some time now, and I have been getting a lot of inconsistent information, but here is what I would like to find out.

I would like to operate a web-based device such as an IP camera, weather station, or even a full on web server with the Liberty 10 service.  I understand the IP address will not be persistent.  If I were to connect to whatever the IP address happens to be at the time, and have the proper port(s) set to pass on my router, will it allow me to connect?

Second question, if the above question is yes, has anyone used a dynamic DNS service such as DynDNS or No-IP successfully?

I was hoping to get an authoritative answer from Customer Service, but the best I've been able to get has been along the lines of "maybe it will work, maybe it won't", or "you need a business plan but I can't help you with that".  Even when I've asked to be connected with technical support, I get someone reading the same script.  Ugh!

Thank you in advance to any information you can provide!

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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I think there may be some folks on this forum that used these devices but I personally cannot answer for how well they work with a dynamic IP since I myself don't use any of these (although I sorta want a NEST camera to see if my dog's misbehaving during the day) but I have no good answer for it. Not to parrot the script but some may require it and we tend to play it safe by saying "we can't guarantee it'll work" just to save anger if someone bought one of these and it didn't work.

The business plans DO allow for a persistent IP address though so if the particular device needs it there's an option to get something that'll work through us. 
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You'll find this topic discussed in more depth over at:

or simply ask over there since it's a bit more technical and some have had a measure of success (although Liberty 10 might be suspect once going over your priority data).