Configure your Sky Router

Find out how to configure your Sky Router to access your Loxone Miniserver over the Internet, so you can always access your system no matter where you are!

Remote access is available

Security Notice

Before you start on the setup of your router to allow remote access to your Miniserver please make sure that you have already set your Miniserver to a static IP address and have changed the password. By following the guide below your Miniserver becomes available from the Internet and a using the default password is a security risk. 

Setting up Port Forwarding

Port forwarding opens up a port in your firewall and as the name suggests forwards any requests on this port to a device on your Local Area Network (LAN), i.e. the Miniserver.  

Please note the Sky router only supports one-to-one port forwarding. This means that whichever port that the Minserver uses on the LAN, will be identical to the port on which it will be available externally. The Miniserver by default uses port 80, please refer to our admin interface guide which shows you how to change the port number, we recommend using something like 7777, which is also used in the later steps of this guide.

Step 1: Login to Router

The default IP address of your Sky Router is 192.168.0.1. Open a web browser and enter this in the address bar. Next enter the credentials to log into your router.
Click on Security > Services > Add Custom Service.

Step 2: Configure custom service

Enter a Name for the Service, select TCP/UDP as type, and enter the port which you wish to be accessible, we recommend not using port 80 since many Internet service providers block services on this port, instead use something like 7777.
Once you have entered these details, click Apply.

Step 3: Add firewall rule

Click on the Security > Firewall Rules, and under Inbound Services, click Add.

Step 4: Configure firewall rule

Please select the service that you have created in step 2, change action to Allow Always, and enter the Miniserver IP address in Send to LAN server, click Apply.
You will now see this new service under Inbound Services, please make sure you click Apply to save any changes.

Configuring Dynamic DNS

Sky allocates IP addresses dynamically to all their customers, which means that the external IP address of your router is subject to change at anytime. In order to know how to connect to your home you have to setup dynamic DNS. By following the steps below your router will notify DynDNS (a dynamic DNS provider) every time its external IP address changes. DynDNS stores this information in a directory, just like a phone book, so you can simply enter a name in your browser and it will translate this to the IP address that your router is on at the moment. 

Step 1: Setting up DynDNS

Open the Sky Router by typing 192.168.0.1 into your browser.
Click on Advances > Dynamic DNS.

Tick the box "use a dynamic DNS Service", enter the host name you created on your DynDNS account, and enter your DynDNS credentials for user name and password, Click Apply.

Reminder: Set external URL in Loxone Config

After setting up dynamic DNS on your router please remember to also set the external URL in the Loxone Config for your Miniserver so that apps automatically know how to access the Miniserver remotely. For more information please go to remote configuration guide.