So everything was working great until a power outage last night. I have surge protectors (whole-house, as well as dedicated ethernet and redundant on misc important devices.)
Once power returned, I was only able to access HA via Local IP. The app on my phone stopped (iPhone doesn’t trust the ‘invalid ip’ so the app was only running trough DNS). But what’s very strange indeed is that I lost control through Apple HomeKit but only on my Apple Watch and HomePod! It still works perfectly on my iPhone and MacBook.
Before I had the HomePod or even DuckDNS set up, I could still control everything with the watch and my phone so long as I was on the local network. The fact that I lost only the watch and the HomePod is just so confusing!
I checked all the port-forwarding, reservations etc. (My setup is a bit convoluted, so I was happy to confirm that no settings on any of the three routers involved had changed.) I verified that duckDNS still has the proper main ip. When I go to https://myduckdns.duckdns.org/ it says,
“This site can’t be reached
The webpage at https://myduckdns.duckdns.org/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
I’m only a month or so into HA so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you greatly!