Thank You for your response,
using WAN IP address ? / Yes I obtained by whatsmyip
did I change ports on device/ yes then pressed b3 to recycle and verified new port number on the device
can you communicate directly using WAN IP / No but can with Local IP:port
results: I forwarded with port forwarding and port triggering and it worked this time. I then disabled the triggering and it still worked ???
Was this a result of the triggering if it worked with the triggering disabled?
But this success was on a router and network for testing only. knowing it worked, I then installed it back on my Verizon router /Verizon network which has no triggering option and it wont work.
I used the IP:port in the app and set router to ip address 192.168.1.15 start port 5000 end port 5000 protocal TCP
I tried disabling firewall ?? but no change
Verizon was unable to help me regarding their router.
Any other ideas to offer me?