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No Internet No Plex?

havinabubblehavinabubble Posts: 35Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

...just an observation the other day when my ISP went down, briefly

I was unable to view Plex from my ATV3 is that right?

I could view movies from Droid and iPad clients, just not Apple TV

obviously my ATV3 is pushing DNS requests to my Synology NAS (Private IPv4 address schema 172.16.x.x) so that I can use the TRAILERS icon.

and my router provides a private resolution for a fully qualified name should anything ask for that...

but I was surprised to only get the following two icons when the Internet plug was pulled

Should I investigate further or is this how Apple TV3 behaves when the Internet goes black?
(doesnt happen much, so never worried before)

Synology DS415play | Plex Media Server 1.7.5.4035 | Apple TV4 | Plex App v4.4.1
Nexus 6P | iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) | MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) | iPad Air | iPad 3 | iPad Pro

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  • wahlman.jwahlman.j Posts: 2,564Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 2016

    I personally create a hotspot on my phone to load the icons on the aTV while dns is set to auto then once they are loaded I point the aTV dns back to my normal plexconnect host and sign out of plex on pms to use plexconnect locally whenever I lose my normal isp.

    OSX apps : OpenPlex // UAS installer OpenPlex by Wahlman.j (Source Code), CyberGhost84 (GUI) & Flipman6 (Obj-C)

    iOS Firmware links: Firmware // Firmware Limits OpenPlex app or assistance. Donations appreciated US-$ // EUR

    Click my username and message me if you need Teamviewergif <----Install this for assistance.

    (1) Locally owned PMS Mac 10.9.5 i7-4770k haswell 32gb 1866 ddr3 with e-sata rocket raid 2302 Raid-5 set of (4) 5TB HD (15TB usable) in a 10-bay DAGE1040BL (2) Jailbroken aTV2's on iOS 5.3 (6.1.4) (portable PlexConnect host's) (9) aTV3's on mixed iOS (1) iPad 3, (1) iPad mini 2 retina, (4) iPhone 4s, all jailbroken on 8.1.1 all running latest official Plex for iOS & PlexConnect for iOS. Airbubble.apk (265 initial buffer frames) for android devices or airfloat for iOS devices to airplay aTV audio to Sol Republic Tracks HD V10.

  • havinabubblehavinabubble Posts: 35Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    so in the event normal ISP access is down the AppleTV is pretty useless as an internal only device?

    I follow what you are doing by creating a hotspot, unfortunately it wouldn't help me as cell phone coverage is next to nothing here and I rely on a cellphone booster, which uses the normal ISP net. No net, means no cellphone: is how it works in my home.

    was just surprised that no net meant no Apple TV to watch films via Plex

    i can still DS video and AirPlay, but have been trying to adopt Plex full time

    Synology DS415play | Plex Media Server 1.7.5.4035 | Apple TV4 | Plex App v4.4.1
    Nexus 6P | iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) | MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) | iPad Air | iPad 3 | iPad Pro

  • wahlman.jwahlman.j Posts: 2,564Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    No net doesn't mean no plex. Just don't reset your aTV when you lose your normal ISP next time.

    OSX apps : OpenPlex // UAS installer OpenPlex by Wahlman.j (Source Code), CyberGhost84 (GUI) & Flipman6 (Obj-C)

    iOS Firmware links: Firmware // Firmware Limits OpenPlex app or assistance. Donations appreciated US-$ // EUR

    Click my username and message me if you need Teamviewergif <----Install this for assistance.

    (1) Locally owned PMS Mac 10.9.5 i7-4770k haswell 32gb 1866 ddr3 with e-sata rocket raid 2302 Raid-5 set of (4) 5TB HD (15TB usable) in a 10-bay DAGE1040BL (2) Jailbroken aTV2's on iOS 5.3 (6.1.4) (portable PlexConnect host's) (9) aTV3's on mixed iOS (1) iPad 3, (1) iPad mini 2 retina, (4) iPhone 4s, all jailbroken on 8.1.1 all running latest official Plex for iOS & PlexConnect for iOS. Airbubble.apk (265 initial buffer frames) for android devices or airfloat for iOS devices to airplay aTV audio to Sol Republic Tracks HD V10.

  • havinabubblehavinabubble Posts: 35Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @wahlman.j said:
    No net doesn't mean no plex. Just don't reset your aTV when you lose your normal ISP next time.

    sorry I'll rephrase: no net no plex via AppleTV3. I could get to it via droid and iPad

    I didn't reset it. When I turned it on that was the screen I got which I assumed was due to a lack of Internet/real world DNS

    ...because ATV diverts its DNS requests to my Synology (to make PlexConnect work), I figured I would still be able to use the Trailers button, but Apple TV seems to hide all buttons in the event that the net is turned off

    Synology DS415play | Plex Media Server 1.7.5.4035 | Apple TV4 | Plex App v4.4.1
    Nexus 6P | iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) | MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) | iPad Air | iPad 3 | iPad Pro

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