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InigoMontoiya

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Hi there,

I will preface this with the fact I am new to port forwarding an unaware if what I am trying to do is possible.

Background:

I recently moved house and at my new flat the internet access point is in a separate room form my PC. To fix this obvious problem I am currently using a laptop to pick up the wifi and then using an ethernet cable to give my PC internet access through sharing.

The Problem:

I am trying to get my Plex Media server back up and running but cannot enable remote access. I never had any issues with this before and I think that port forwarding is not working because I am running my PC (which is my Plex Media Server) through my laptop.

Is it possible to setup remote access for my Plex Media Server with port forwarding if I am running my internet connection through my laptop.

Cheers and any help is much appreciated.
 

737Simpilot

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It sounds like the laptop's firewall is blocking the port forward.

If at all possible, I would run ethernet cable from your modem or router instead of using this laptop/WIFI setup.
 

TerryNet

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Is it possible to setup remote access for my Plex Media Server with port forwarding if I am running my internet connection through my laptop.
Using "Sharing" I doubt it. No pre-10 Windows version had a port forward feature and I doubt that Windows 10 added it.

By bridging the connections instead of Sharing I see no reason why port forwarding on the router would not work for either computer.
 

InigoMontoiya

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It sounds like the laptop's firewall is blocking the port forward.

If at all possible, I would run ethernet cable from your modem or router instead of using this laptop/WIFI setup.
Hi Simpilot!

I agree, I have looked around and found a few powerline adpaters that might do the trick. Just not sure how reliable they are
 

dmccoy

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Why do you need remote access on plex if your plex server is on the local network?
 
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