I apologize if this is not in the correct forum. I also apologize if this is already answered.
I have two Linux Mint computers connected via Ethernet cable. A Cisco Linksys E1500 is the router between them.
On Linux Mint 17.3 I installed, setup, and am running embyserver. The IP is x.x.x.1 (not the real address.)
On the router, I set a Single Port Forwarding named emby as External Port 8096, Internal Port 8096, Protocol Both, IP Address x.x.x.1 (where that is the IP address of the server computer).
On Linux Mint 18.3 I installed kodi (from the ppa:team-xbmc/ppa repository) following directions from http://kodi.wiki/vie...Kodi_for_Linux This computer is IP x.x.x.2 (again, not the real address)
In the kodi client I installed the EmbyCon add on. In the EmbyCon settings I set the Server Address to x.x.x.1 and the Server Port to 8096. Use HTTPS is off and Verify Certificate is OFF.
When I click Detect Server it reports No Servers Detected.
User name is set to "john" and the password is left blank. Device name is set to EmbyCon.
On the server I added a user named "john" and left the password empty.
(Actually I tried with and without passwords etc.)
So... help, how do I broadcast from the server so that I can see the files (movies in this case) on the client?