I have a Carrier Infinity thermostat with the Remote Access Module. I signed up with Carrier's Remote Access web site which allows me to control my furnace via their web site. It's very cool because this furnace is in our vacation home. But, I have two problems:
1- The Carrier remote access website is down more often than I would like (it's down right now)
2- It costs $100/year to use their web site to control my furnace
I can access my Infinity thermostat while I'm at my vacation home by entering the IP address (in my case it's 192.168.1.102). I've set the IP address as static. I used port forwarding on my router to set up a wireless web camera and it works great. I'm now trying to open up a port for the Infinity thermostat but I'm not able to access the thermostat using the same port forwarding technique. I'm a total novice with this network stuff and I know just enough to get things to work with no understanding of why it works.
Does anybody know if it's possible to control a Carrier Infinity Remote Access module using port forwarding on a router? If I can get this to work I won't need to rely on the Carrier website to control my thermostat (and I'll save $100/year).
Thanks for any help you can provide!