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sharkey1987
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V6 vpn streaming?

Hi everyone,

I was just sitting thinking, like many users out there I'm an iPhone user and one that does not have much storage left so downloading programmes to my phone ( as limited as it is) isn't really practical to me.

However I have a vpn server at home that I use to connect to my home network when out and about. So I was thinking would it be possible for me to connect to my home network when I'm on a separate network and stream recordings to my phone from the v6 as if I was in the house?

Has anyone tried anything like this yet?
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Re: V6 vpn streaming?

If you can convince it you're local then it might work - I'm not quite sure what it's looking for to discern if you're home or away.


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I'll need to have a wee look when I get a chance and report back! Smiley Happy
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TTTJJJ
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Did you manage to get this working?

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Re: V6 vpn streaming?

I got it to work by switching to OpenVPN on my server. It supports multicast so the mDNS discovery which TV Anywhere uses to find the V6 box now works. Before then, just using L2TP it didn't work.

Make sure the IP address your VPN server hands out is on the same subnet as the V6 box.
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TTTJJJ
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Re: V6 vpn streaming?

I dont have a server so I'm not sure I'd be able to do it. I was using OpenVPN but my router (Asus AC66U) puts the VPN connections onto a 10.x.x.x subnet when my LAN is on 192, so I imagine thats why mDNS doesn't seem to work because of the subnet difference. I couldn't change the settings either as it doesn't seem to want to allow the VPN to be on the same subnet. 

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Re: V6 vpn streaming?

That might put a block in the way of you getting it working.

You need to use the server-bridge option with OpenVPN which will allow the forwarding of DHCP packets.

Support for bridging the interfaces on the device running the OpenVPN server will also be a factor, I had to install bridgeutils to create a bridgeable interface on my box, but with you running it on a router I'm not sure how featured your environment will be.

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