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kpkimmel1983

Hello

I use ExpressVPN because for some reason comcast blocks me from watching IPTV.  I'm not even sure how to configure this for outside access.  I have my vpn setup at the router because if i do it just on that computer it gets blocked.  Anyone use this vpn and get this working?  Thanks. 

 

 

 

 

PS I don't think WOW blocks anything so i might try them out after i get this working. 

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mastrmind11

Hello

I use ExpressVPN because for some reason comcast blocks me from watching IPTV.  I'm not even sure how to configure this for outside access.  I have my vpn setup at the router because if i do it just on that computer it gets blocked.  Anyone use this vpn and get this working?  Thanks. 

 

 

 

 

PS I don't think WOW blocks anything so i might try them out after i get this working. 

the vpn provider needs to support static ip's.

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So if I buy a different one that allows static IP, how do i set this up?  Do i always have to do it at the router level or on the pc? I"m not a network guy so not sure how this works. 

the vpn provider needs to support static ip's.

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So if I buy a different one that allows static IP, how do i set this up?  Do i always have to do it at the router level or on the pc? I"m not a network guy so not sure how this works. 

The VPN will give you a static ip that you would use to connect to your server externally.  Everything else would remain as you have it now.  

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The VPN will give you a static ip that you would use to connect to your server externally.  Everything else would remain as you have it now.  

how would i assign the static IP to just my server if i'm setup at the router level?  I can give a static ip via the router to the server but i think only internally like 192.168.1.70

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how would i assign the static IP to just my server if i'm setup at the router level?  I can give a static ip via the router to the server but i think only internally like 192.168.1.70

port forward external to internal.

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kpkimmel1983

port forward external to internal.

Uh what? How would I do that for an ASUS router? Or can you give me an example with fake IPs?

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This is all highly specific to your personal environment so it's hard to say. Why not try port forwarding 8096 to your local machine ip as a starting point?

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It does, so i guess my question is if i assign my server the vpn ip of 10.10.10.10 for example, is the port still 8096? also in the settings, what value goes where 

assign what server an ip?  

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kpkimmel1983

assign what server an ip?

 

My Emby is on my home computer that acts as my server to my house. Trying to find a good vpn that allows static IP and port forwarding .

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My Emby is on my home computer that acts as my server to my house. Trying to find a good vpn that allows static IP and port forwarding .

You would forward 8096 to the internal IP of your server.  You can't just make up a number.

 

have a look here https://torguard.net/faq.php#panel2 . @ seems to like them

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You would forward 8096 to the internal IP of your server.  You can't just make up a number.

 

have a look here https://torguard.net/faq.php#panel2 . @ seems to like them

But won’t my pc has 2 ip? The internal one of lioe 192.168 then the one that goes from the router/vpn out into the world? I’m not sure which values go into the ASUS port forwarding interface.

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pwhodges

If you have one PC and a router, then your "internal" IP is the IP address of that computer, and the "external" IP is the address that the router uses towards the outside world.  The router also has an internal address for its interface to your network (or just PC if they're directly connected).  The router takes incoming messages addressed to it and passes them on to your PC (with some address jiggery-pokery called NAT) - but it only does this for messages it receives on defined ports, and it passes them to  - possibly different - defined ports on your PC; this is called port forwarding.

 

So when setting up port forwarding, you specify what port an incoming message must be on (say 80 for web access) and the internal IP of the machine the message is to go to, and the port (e.g. 192.168.1.10:8096 for Emby).

 

Paul

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kpkimmel1983

If you have one PC and a router, then your "internal" IP is the IP address of that computer, and the "external" IP is the address that the router uses towards the outside world.  The router also has an internal address for its interface to your network (or just PC if they're directly connected).  The router takes incoming messages addressed to it and passes them on to your PC (with some address jiggery-pokery called NAT) - but it only does this for messages it receives on defined ports, and it passes them to  - possibly different - defined ports on your PC; this is called port forwarding.

 

So when setting up port forwarding, you specify what port an incoming message must be on (say 80 for web access) and the internal IP of the machine the message is to go to, and the port (e.g. 192.168.1.10:8096 for Emby).

 

Paul

So my external IP is different from my internal, and my VPN assigns my external IP. So i have that, and when i setup my port forwarding i select HTTP type, internal port is set to 8096, what should the external port be?  Also, the internal ip address is selected as the internal ip of my computer.  Does this all sound correct? Someone said i need a vpn that has port forwarding and static IP, why do i need this?

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idk man, i'm going to just throw in the towel.  I cannot figure all this stuff out, got torguard, dedicated IP, requested port forward on that IP.  Went into asus router, setup port forwarding protocol udp, external and internal ports of 8096 to my servers internal ip.  Nothing. 

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idk man, i'm going to just throw in the towel.  I cannot figure all this stuff out, got torguard, dedicated IP, requested port forward on that IP.  Went into asus router, setup port forwarding protocol udp, external and internal ports of 8096 to my servers internal ip.  Nothing. 

ok so what are you expecting to happen?  if you wanna get into obfuscation there's a certain amount of legwork required.  giving up after a day or 2 i'm curious why you're trying to do it in the first place.

 

assuming you got a static ip and port from your VPN, and set up your router as a _client_ to the vpn, and port forwarded the assigned port _from_  your vpn to your 192.168.whatever:8096 of your emby server and it doesn't work,  we can go from there.  but you have to do some work, which includes googling.  there are thousdands of users that have this exact setup, so this is not an emby issue.  more detail = better help.  gl

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ok so what are you expecting to happen?  if you wanna get into obfuscation there's a certain amount of legwork required.  giving up after a day or 2 i'm curious why you're trying to do it in the first place.

 

assuming you got a static ip and port from your VPN, and set up your router as a _client_ to the vpn, and port forwarded the assigned port _from_  your vpn to your 192.168.whatever:8096 of your emby server and it doesn't work,  we can go from there.  but you have to do some work, which includes googling.  there are thousdands of users that have this exact setup, so this is not an emby issue.  more detail = better help.  gl

Actually i figured it out!  TorGaurd even though the port says active it take about half an hour to actually tunnel the port. Then, when i requested the port i requested it as a udp but my static ip uses tcp protocol.  So i deleted that request and requested the new one. Also, no port forwarding is needed on the router level as the port via the VPN tunnels you directly.  Thanks!

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