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Vodafone Connect Router and Plex media server - cannot access remotely

Hi,

I've recently switched to Vodafone Connect (Fibre).

 

Since the switch I cannot access my Plex server from outside of my network.

 

  1. I've checked uPNP - its on
  2. I've checked the ports - the Plex server is listed
  3. I've added a manual port for forwarding -still does not work
  4. I've turned the firewall on / off - makes no difference

The only way I can access my Plex library is by exposing my main computers IP address to the internet by adding it to the 'static NAT/DMZ/Exposed Host' option.

 

I'm not sure this is the correct way to do this.  Isn't this exposing my whole IP / computer to the internet?

Regards

Dom

 

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Re: Vodafone Connect Router and Plex media server - cannot access remotely

@Domx360

 

We'll be happy to look into this for you. Please contact our Broadband team by calling 08080 034 515 or you can also speak to them via Live Chat.

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Re: Vodafone Connect Router and Plex media server - cannot access remotely

Hi,

 

I called support and unfortunately I proved a little more technical for the chap to be able to help.  I was pointed to the portforwarding.com website, that is useful (and now bookmarked), but it also did not help.

 

My question boils down to a few fundementals.

 

Currently, the only way to access Plex remotely is to move my iMacs IP address to the DMZ - this is not really acceptable.

 

- UPNP is not automatically opening up the ports for Plex to work.

- Turning off the firewall makes no difference

- Port Management / Port Triggering on port 32400 is not working.

 

So, what is going on with this router?  I had no problems port forwarding with the BT Hub, or my Netgear R7000.

 

I also have a simlar issue accessing my Philips Hue lights from outside my network.

 

 

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Re: Vodafone Connect Router and Plex media server - cannot access remotely

exactly the same issue here Smiley Sad

 

no resolve as of yet

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Re: Vodafone Connect Router and Plex media server - cannot access remotely

Hi @markdotjames

 

I've replied to your other post here

 

Thanks,

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