So I have a typical home network, using Ubiquiti UDM wireless router. I have IOT light bulbs and plugs controlled by speech to Alexa.
When I am outside of my network, I can have Alexa on my phone control everything. Very common.
Question: How does “whatever”, China(?) reach through my router running NAT? There was no outgoing connection from within my network for an established connection.
Also, what entity is punching through my router? Chinese manufacturer? Amazon? Where does my command through Alexa go to? Why do I never see these most salient questions?