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Plex from outside network

Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:11 pm

I have been able to do this MANY times on other routers but can't seem to figure this MikroTik setup out. I first enabled UPnP

Enabled - check
Allow to Disable Extneral Interface - check (tried both ways)
Show Dummy Rule - check

None of this seemed to work. In Plex, I get the message that says we were unable to reach it fro outside your network. Then I tried port forwarding. Normally, it is as simple as saying any incoming traffic on port 32400 goes to a specific IP address. Here, there are 30 fields to fill in so it is over my head...

Then, I tried IP ->Firewall->Nat.
Chain dstnat
src address - blank
dst address - blank (tried a few different things on these)
protocol tcp
src port 32400
dst port 32400
in interface - bridge 1 (tried them all)

Action dst-nat
to address (my plex server)
to ports 32400
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Re: Plex from outside network

Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:28 pm

I know this is an old post but I've been struggling with this for a long time as well. I get the page to load but the plex app says it cannot reach the server from the outside. Did you figure it out or can anyone else help?
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Re: Plex from outside network

Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:37 pm

Plex is a real pain in the ass when it comes to networking. I swear it's broken somehow.

If you're trying to access it from an outside network, you might as well give up. I've had it working, then suddenly it died, then worked, then died permanently.

I love their system, but holy cow they need to clean up their server implementation badly.
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Re: Plex from outside network

Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:49 pm

in Plex go to: server>network>show advanced settings>List of networks that are allowed without auth

I had to set this up to access from a different subnet. Have a look on their forums too...,
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Re: Plex from outside network

Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:39 am

I had proper NAT rules in place and proper firewall forward rules in place, and the solution for me was this: ... nt_1450524

In summary, I had to connect to the box 'locally' (in my case using an ssh tunnel connection to the box and a SOCKS5 proxy), after which it showed I was connected just fine.

I then checked the server on another local machine without the proxy running and connecting directly at ip_address:32400, and then it showed I was connectable from the outside.

My rules firewall rules are basically what's outlined here: viewtopic.php?t=76314#p384530 with an added top level forward chain rule to allow tcp port 32400.

Use something like to see if your port 32400 is accessible.

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