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    How to RPS to a Panel Using a Dynamic Public IP Address

     Because many customers have dynamic IP addresses which frequently change, dealers would not know what IP address to enter into RPS to establish their connection. Dealers previously had to call and ask the customer to provide their current public IP address before a connection to the panel could be established.

    The steps below will explain how to use a service called DYN to monitor the customer’s changing IP address and link it with a host name. Once that is completed, RPS can then be directed to that host name and will not be affected by the dynamically changing IP address.

    IMPORTANT:  Please note that is not affiliated with or supported by Bosch. This article only provides an example of a service and it's configuration. It is the reader's responsibility to verify the accuracy of information with the 3rd party services mentioned below.

    Step 1:
    Browse to the DYN website at

    Step 2:
    Select and purchase the appropriate service for your planned use. At the time of this article, "Remote Access" was the best and most cost effective option.

    Step 3:
    Follow the prompts to create a hostname for your panel's site. The steps will include:

    • Creating a hostname. (ex:
    • Linking the hostname to the customer's existing IP address.
    • Creating a account.
    • Verifying the account via email.

    Step 4:
    At this point, a host name has been created and linked to the current IP address of the panel's network. However, when that IP address changes, the link between the host name and the panel’s network will fail. To resolve this issue, the panel's network router will need to be configured.
    These changes will configure the router to automatically contact in the event that the router’s public IP address has changed. As a result, will be able to automatically point the host name you have created to the router’s new public IP address. These steps will need to be performed on the gateway router at the panel’s network.

    1. Log into your router and browse to the DDNS settings page. In a residential Linksys router, this was done by browsing to Setup | DDNS.
    2. Select as the DDNS Service.
    3. Enter the username and password you used when creating your account.
    4. Enter the host name you created for your customer's site.
    5. Click the Save Settings button.

    Step 5:
    So far we have successfully created an automatically maintained link between the host name you created and your panel network’s public IP address. Now we have to ensure that the RPS messages sent through that router get forwarded to your Conettix module properly. This is done by using a router option called Port Forwarding. In the Linksys example, the Port Forwarding page can be found by browsing to Applications | Gaming. These steps will need to be performed on the gateway router at the panel’s network.

    1. Enter an application name in the Application field.  (ex: Conettix)
    2. Enter the port number configured in your Conettix module as the Start and End port. This was entered during the telnet configuration of the module in the “Channel 1” menu option.
    3. Select both UDP and TCP for the protocols.
    4. Enter the last octet of your Conettix module’s IP address.
    5. Place a check in the Enable box.
    6. Click on the Save Settings button. Once the changes are saved, log out of the router’s configuration.

    Step 6:
    The routing configuration is complete. You can now test your connection to the panel from Remote Programming Software (RPS)

    1. Upgrade RPS to the latest released version. The latest version can be downloaded by browsing to and selecting the Downloads link.
    2. Open the Panel Communication window for your panel.
    3. Enter the host name you created for the customer's site in the IP Address\Host Name field. All other fields will be configured as normal for a network connection.
    4. Click Connect.
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