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Ok I'm about to go insane. I'm trying to stream my desktops media using WMP 12 to my other machines over the internet. Sounds simple right?

Anyway I disabled Symantec Endpoints firewall. Also disabled the Windows firewall - just to test things. I also put my computer on the DMZ. I'm running a WRT 54g Lynksys router.

When you go into WMP and the Internet Streaming Diagnostic Tool, it shows all 3 components as being OK : Internet, Teredo, Remote host discovery. You'd think since I'm on the DMZ and all my firewalls are down that I'd be able to connect using another computer. Well I can't. I went into the Port forwarding Info in WMP and it says that my external port number is unknown....

Just to test this I connected my netbook using Verizon Mobile Broadband and I'm able to connect to my netbook's remote library just fine using my desktop. Also the port frwarding info in WMP shows my netbooks external port just fine.

Here's a pic of my desktop's info...



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Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I figured I'd be outside of the routers firewall and I'd be good, but apparently not. I can't exactly try to forward anything like the utility in WMP says because I can't even see my external port number...
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For some reason when connected behind this router it just won't tell me the external port number. Just keeps saying it's unknown. I even have this machine on the DMZ and the firewalls off. If I connect directly to the modem I get an external port number, but not when behind this router!
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What operating system do you use? I use vlc player to stream on my network. I have certain drives and folders selected on my computer to share the media in windows 7.
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Originally Posted by daveojr77 View Post
What operating system do you use? I use vlc player to stream on my network. I have certain drives and folders selected on my computer to share the media in windows 7.
I'm using Windows 7 Ult. I use WMP to stream to all my machines and PS3 just fine while on my network. I was even able to set up my Laptop to allow remote streaming via the internet when its connected with no router. Just like my desktop server the second I put it on the network behind this router it won't work.

I've chalked it up to the router giving issue. Even on the DMZ it still didn't work. Only by by-passing the router did it work correctly. Granted it's an older WRT54GS. Probably doesn't support remote streaming or something. For some reason I just can't get the external port number while on this router for the life of me. As you can see in the image above WMP Connection Diagnostic tool just says "unknown" for the external port number.


Does the external port number stay the same wether your behind the router or just connected directly to the modem?
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Id say it could be the router as well. Id say get a decent router. I had that router years ago and it gave me a headache too. It would work for like 30 mins- hour and then it would reboot by its self.

This is the one I have and I've had for the last 2 years and I love it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ear%20wndr3300

I bought mine recertified as well and its hasnt given me any problems, I even bought one for my older brother who kept having issues with his wireless connection.

My 2 kids can stream to any pc on my network, play my xbox 360/PS3 online and the wife can browse the internet without any lag issues.

I have my drives and certain folders selected to stream all of my data wirelessly (even bluray rips) to any device/pc in my network. Yet again I just select the data I want to watch (even on my external hard drives) and watch it using vlc media player and it works flawlessly.
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Originally Posted by daveojr77 View Post
Id say it could be the router as well. Id say get a decent router. I had that router years ago and it gave me a headache too. It would work for like 30 mins- hour and then it would reboot by its self.

This is the one I have and I've had for the last 2 years and I love it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ear%20wndr3300

I bought mine recertified as well and its hasnt given me any problems, I even bought one for my older brother who kept having issues with his wireless connection.

My 2 kids can stream to any pc on my network, play my xbox 360/PS3 online and the wife can browse the internet without any lag issues.

I have my drives and certain folders selected to stream all of my data wirelessly (even bluray rips) to any device/pc in my network. Yet again I just select the data I want to watch (even on my external hard drives) and watch it using vlc media player and it works flawlessly.
Thanks for all the help, I appreciate it!

I decided I'm going to get a gigabit router with MIMO since my Intel 5300A/G/N uses MIMO and the 3 antennas. I figure since I do a lot of home server hosting gigabit would be a good move.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...530&lid=627063


Think I'm going to get that. It just so happens I have a little bit of Dell credit left. Already owe them thousands so whats another buck 25 ya know?
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