I have Emby Server and Emby for Windows Media Center on the same Windows 7 PC. For a long time now I've had trouble launching Emby in WMC...what used to take a second or so now regular takes 30 seconds +. It does eventually work, but its always very slow to launch. Once it loads everything works perfectly.
The startup speed problems began when I switched ISPs. My new ISP wanted me to pay to use their crappy router (which is built into their modem), but I wanted to use my nearly new and very high-end ASUS router instead. So a friend of mine who's a bit more internet tech savvy was able to setup my router so that it would work with their modem...this unfortunately caused all of my IP addresses to be 192.168.2.#### (note the '2'). This worked beautifully but killed my emby launch speed. I've gone into Emby Server and under the 'Advanced' settings I changed 'LAN networks:' and 'Bind to local network address' to the static IP address of my PC (since its both server and client): 192.168.2.200. As I said, it works but it is VERY slow to launch. I've also tried <localhost> in both of these, per another forum post, but that just breaks it entirely. Any suggestions? Am I messing with the wrong settings entirely?