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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 242092 10-Oct-2018 13:51
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Kia ora,

 

 

 

Since changing from Trustpower to Spark, I'm unable to get my IOS devices working with Plex Media Server (running on Win10).

 

 

 

I've been trying a few things, including setting up a port forward for 32400. But my IOS devices just say offline. If I run Plex through the web browser on my PC server, it works.

 

 

 

Win10 Server - on Ethernet

 

IOS on wireless.

 

 

 

I was on Spark years ago and remember this issue but can't remember the solution.

 

 

 

I also run the app RemoteMouse - this also seems to have stopped working since switching routers.

 

 

 

Help much appreciated.


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  Reply # 2105611 10-Oct-2018 14:16
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  Reply # 2105638 10-Oct-2018 14:50
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michaelmurfy:

 

Windows Firewall blocking the connection?

 

 

 

 

Nice call, turned off the Firewall and it worked so I setup a firewall rule to allow the Plex port.

 

 

 

I had to turn off 'block all incoming connections...' on the Public Network Settings. Not sure if this is good practice or not but wouldn't work otherwise.




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  Reply # 2106986 12-Oct-2018 19:48
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Worked for the first day but now doesn’t.

Not sure what’s so different between the Trustpower and Spark routers. Something I’m missing -any ideas.

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  Reply # 2107038 12-Oct-2018 22:21
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Tell windows it's a private network.




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  Reply # 2107238 13-Oct-2018 12:54
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andrewNZ: Tell windows it's a private network.


Thanks, that worked to start with but then stopped working. Wish I could change back to my Trustpower router.

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  Reply # 2107241 13-Oct-2018 13:01
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nzlittleman:
andrewNZ: Tell windows it's a private network.


Thanks, that worked to start with but then stopped working. Wish I could change back to my Trustpower router.

 

It is not the router that is causing it - it is Windows. Windows sees a network change and engages the firewall. The best way to get Plex to work is to just use UPnP like so:

 







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  Reply # 2107258 13-Oct-2018 13:51
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Thanks Meow. Those settings were already there.

 

 

 

I found an article about using a higher IP. I was using 192.168.1.65 so changed this to .10

 

 

 

This seems to have worked without changing any other settings. Appreciate the help everyone.


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