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Nvidia Shield Remote Access

shnickelsonshnickelson Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

For some reason, i have always had a bit of an issue with remote access. I seem to need the right combination of circumstances to get it just right. I just set up my server on my brand new Nvidia Shield. I set the Shield to a static IP, selecting the default IP it came up with. Then I deleted my existing port forward that was being used for my server when it was on my PC (and working correctly) and reentered a new port forward, using the same information, only changing the IP. What piece of the puzzle am i missing for this, seemingly finicky, Remote Access to work?


  • shnickelsonshnickelson Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    It's possible that my forwarded port is still closed. What other things could be keeping this from being used other than my router?

  • rouqrouq Posts: 433Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    When I activated remote access on my shield, I got the same problem. After I reboot the Shield, remote access was working properly.

    Did you try to reboot your Shield?

  • spikemixturespikemixture Posts: 1,566Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Or disable then re-enable remote access.

    Also some times connection is not immediate. - 15-30 secs ish

    Plex related : NAS Qnap TVS-1282, (Plex server & main storage) Synology 1817+ (backup Plex server & backup storage), 2x NUC (Skull i7 , i5), Drobo 5N and 2 Nvidia Shield Pros (backup Plex servers)(2017 and 2015)
    Client hardware used or using - Shield 2015 pro and 2017 pro, ATV4, Xbox 360 and one, Fire stick and TV, windows PMP, Raspberry PI, Roku Stick, 3 and 4 plus several Android Phones and Tablets.

    I give MY opinion from MY experience!

    So much importance is put on the processing power of your PMS box.
    I say equal or more should be put on correctly formatting and optimizing your media !

  • MovieFan.PlexMovieFan.Plex Posts: 17,419Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    @shnickelson said:
    What piece of the puzzle am i missing for this, seemingly finicky, Remote Access to work?

    Did you enable using a manual port in PlexWeb?

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