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Remote Access not available for my Plex server

Olddawg90Olddawg90 Members Posts: 4 ✭✭


I am having trouble accessing my Plex server from outside of my home. Whenever I am over a friend's house, the server is unable to be reached. When I go to Remote Access under settings, it tells me that it is not available outside of my network. I'm not sure how to fix this and I would love some advice on how to. I am somewhat of a rookie at Plex and computer knowledge in general, so I may need things spelled out for me. I have enclosed a Word document with a picture of what I see under Remote Access in the Plex server.

Thank you in advance for your help.


  • simon_lefischsimon_lefisch Members, Plex Pass Posts: 165 Plex Pass

    You need to configure port forwarding on your router to access your home server outside of your LAN.

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    RAM: 8GB
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    Plex Media Server: Latest Public Version

    OS: CentOS 7
    Media Storage: GSuite Drive

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  • Olddawg90Olddawg90 Members Posts: 4 ✭✭

    Thank you for responding, Simon. How would I go about doing this? Unfortunately, my computer knowledge is very minuscule.

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