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Plex Media Server - Remote Access Not Working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jojodim, May 3, 2019.

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  1. jojodim

    jojodim Thread Starter

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    I have a Microtik router and can't figure out how to make my IP address static. I believe this is why my remote access on Plex is not working. Please help!
     
  2. Gr3iz

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    Hello and welcome to TSG!!

    The IP address assigned by your ISP? Unless you pay for a business class account, typically you will not get a static address.
     
  3. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Having a static public IP has nothing to do with why remote access doesn't work for Plex. I have a Plex server set up now on my residential service with a dynamic IP with no issues. You have to set up your router to port forward the default port of 32400 to your Plex server. You also have to enable remote access on the Plex server.
     
  4. jojodim

    jojodim Thread Starter

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    Maybe I misspoke. I was troubleshooting the issue following this video:

    How do I "forward the default port"? Also, do I need to update any of the settings on the Desktop itself-> Network/Firewall Settings? I am using Windows 10.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
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