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AaronS
2005-10-31, 09:42
Hello

I do a lot of travelling, and had thought that I'd be able to use to new Squeezebox to access the server in my home from wherever I am. For example, I'd take the squeezebox with me, input the IP address of my home, and access music that way.

But now I find that I can't input a non-local IP address. I don't see why this shouldn't be possible.. or am I being really daft?

Mark Lanctot
2005-10-31, 09:51
You should be able to use your public IP address
to access SlimServer. Unfortunately with a
dynamic IP address, it may change on you after you
leave. But you can fix an address using a DDNS
service.

Also your router has to be set to port-forward the
SlimServer port. Otherwise your public IP address
cannot resolve to the private IP address of the
SlimServer running in your network.

AaronS wrote:
> Hello
>
> I do a lot of travelling, and had thought that I'd
be able to use to
> new Squeezebox to access the server in my home from
wherever I am. For
> example, I'd take the squeezebox with me, input the
IP address of my
> home, and access music that way.
>
> But now I find that I can't input a non-local IP
address. I don't see
> why this shouldn't be possible.. or am I being
really daft?
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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AaronS
2005-10-31, 09:58
You should be able to use your public IP address
to access SlimServer. Unfortunately with a
dynamic IP address, it may change on you after you
leave. But you can fix an address using a DDNS
service.

Also your router has to be set to port-forward the
SlimServer port. Otherwise your public IP address
cannot resolve to the private IP address of the
SlimServer running in your network.

That's what I thought I'd be able to do.. but I can't see anywhere in the set-up process to enter my public IP address (i'm restricted to IP addresses beginning with 1 and 2, and my IP begins with 8). I have, however, got the DDNS and router sorted..

Mark Lanctot
2005-10-31, 10:09
Ohhh...you were thinking of using a Squeezebox,
not file player software, to access SlimServer
across the Internet. File player software should
be easy, just play location http://<SlimServer IP
address>:9000.

I'm not sure what happens if you connect the
Squeezebox to the Internet directly. It will try
to look for SlimServers and fail. I'm not sure
then if it asks you to enter the IP address of
SlimServer since mine always connects.

There's always SqueezeNetwork, and that should
work regardless of where the Squeezebox is.

AaronS wrote:
> Mark Lanctot Wrote:
>
>>You should be able to use your public IP address
>>to access SlimServer. Unfortunately with a
>>dynamic IP address, it may change on you after you
>>leave. But you can fix an address using a DDNS
>>service.
>>
>>Also your router has to be set to port-forward the
>>SlimServer port. Otherwise your public IP address
>>cannot resolve to the private IP address of the
>>SlimServer running in your network.
>
>
> That's what I thought I'd be able to do.. but I
can't see anywhere in
> the set-up process to enter my public IP address
(i'm restricted to IP
> addresses beginning with 1 and 2, and my IP begins
with 8). I have,
> however, got the DDNS and router sorted..
>
>

--
___________________________________


Mark Lanctot
___________________________________

radish
2005-10-31, 10:10
That's what I thought I'd be able to do.. but I can't see anywhere in the set-up process to enter my public IP address (i'm restricted to IP addresses beginning with 1 and 2, and my IP begins with 8). I have, however, got the DDNS and router sorted..
IPs are always made up of groups of 3 digits (000-255). If your external IP is displayed somewhere as 85.x.x.x you might need to enter it into the SB as 085.x.x.x.

Aynsley Blake
2005-10-31, 10:10
Try adding a leading zero.

i.e. if your public ip is 81.26.23.185, enter it as 081.026.023.185


AaronS wrote:

>Mark Lanctot Wrote:
>
>
>>You should be able to use your public IP address
>>to access SlimServer. Unfortunately with a
>>dynamic IP address, it may change on you after you
>>leave. But you can fix an address using a DDNS
>>service.
>>
>>Also your router has to be set to port-forward the
>>SlimServer port. Otherwise your public IP address
>>cannot resolve to the private IP address of the
>>SlimServer running in your network.
>>
>>
>
>That's what I thought I'd be able to do.. but I can't see anywhere in
>the set-up process to enter my public IP address (i'm restricted to IP
>addresses beginning with 1 and 2, and my IP begins with 8). I have,
>however, got the DDNS and router sorted..
>
>
>
>