UPnP settings drops off every day
I have a weird issue with my router. Not sure if it is the router or the Plex media server "not staying connected" to the router, and then the settings subsequently dropping.
I have to log in to my home network remotely, and then click the retry button on the remote access page in the Plex media server (note that the port is not manually configured).
Doing this remotely doesn't work.
I understand that UPnP is basically the router and app doing the port forwarding automatically. But the settings don't stay long. So I thought let's just port forward manually so the settings would stay. I tried multiple external ports, but it wouldn't let the remote access work. I tried the UPnP port 25272, 32400 and 32401. Obviously set those ports manually in Plex as well. I also manually opened them in my firewall, both incoming and outgoing traffic. I tried disabling UPnP as well. None of this got the manual port forwarding to work.
Ideally i'd like UPnP to do the job, but it seems to be dropping the UPnP entry after a day, and to get the router add it back in automatically I need to hit the retry button every time.
What happens when UPnP entry drops off? I get given "indirect" access to my media.
It is a Netgear R9000 router. The router even comes with an option to install the Plex media server directly onto the router! That's why I find it very weird that Plex specifically would play up on this router.