VPN split tunneling with PIA and Plex


#1

I have found a few threads on this, mostly in the Windows section, but I haven't found any concrete answers. I am currently running my Plex server on a Fedora 24 workstation, connected to my home router. I am able to access Plex from outside of the network, as long as my PIA VPN is turned off. I would like to be able to keep it on throughout the day, but have Plex available at the same time. I am not a wizard when it comes to networking, but Im also not afraid to get my hands dirty. I just really need someone to help point me in the right direction.

Thank you guys and gals


#2

The simplest solution would be to bypass vpn for plex traffic. Does that work for you?


#3

Yes, I need to bypass the VPN... I just don't know how to go about that


#4

On my firewall, I have a port forward on the wan interface for 32400 directed to the PMS lan IP and a rule to route traffic from PMS lan IP to PlexTV on the wan interface.


#5

Some VPNs support port forwarding. Which defeats the purpose of a VPN but might be your easiest method.


#6

@gjaltemba said:
On my firewall, I have a port forward on the wan interface for 32400 directed to the PMS lan IP and a rule to route traffic from PMS lan IP to PlexTV on the wan interface.

Hey - would you mind a dumbed down version of this? I’m dying to get PIA to work and I’ve tried nearly everything! I’m stuck at configuring the port forward in my WAN settings. Does this look ok?


#7

@indochris609
The port forward rules looks right to me but it does not give me a complete sense of your overall network layout and what you want to accomplish.