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How can I make Air Video work for me from anywhere I am when I'm on 3G. NOT just on wifi??????  XML
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Ataris24



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Hi,

I think the easiest way to get AirVideo to work over 3G is to

1. set up an account at dyndns.org and connect it with your ip (or with your router, most of them support dyndns and will always deliver the right IP)
2. forward the mentioned TCP port 45631 to your computer
3. type in the dyndns adress in your AirVideo client on the iPhone and boom, you are connected...

what I was surprised about though was that it worked even though I didn't check "Enable access from Internet" ...I guess because of the port forwarding it just reacted as if the request was coming from my wifi within...

anyways, very cool app you guys built there. Thanx!

*edit: I didn't even have to turn off the "WiFi Check" in the iPhone settings...at startup it mentioned it, but it still worked just fine over 3G"

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Admin



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Ataris24 wrote:Hi,

I think the easiest way to get AirVideo to work over 3G is to

1. set up an account at dyndns.org and connect it with your ip (or with your router, most of them support dyndns and will always deliver the right IP)
2. forward the mentioned TCP port 45631 to your computer
3. type in the dyndns adress in your AirVideo client on the iPhone and boom, you are connected...

what I was surprised about though was that it worked even though I didn't check "Enable access from Internet" ...I guess because of the port forwarding it just reacted as if the request was coming from my wifi within...

anyways, very cool app you guys built there. Thanx!

Hi,
"Enable Access from Internet" does pretty much what you did by hand. It configures the port forwarding (if your router implements UPnP or NAT-PMP) and it also keeps track of your public IP address (just like dyndns does). However to take advantage of this you would need Air Video client 2.1.0 which Apple still hasn't approved.
Ataris24



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ah ok...nice feature...if apple approves that we don't have to do as "much" configuring, though it was still fast and easy...but still it will only run on routers that suppord UPnP or NAT-PMP...but very cool...oh, btw...very fast answer =)
myairvideoe



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When I press Test connection it says that "air video server instance is NOT accessible from internet" can you please help me with the error?
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myairvideoe wrote:When I press Test connection it says that "air video server instance is NOT accessible from internet" can you please help me with the error?

Does your router support UPnP or NAT-PMP? Is it enabled? You can send me the remote log as private message so that I can see what goes wrong.
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myairvideoe wrote:When I press Test connection it says that "air video server instance is NOT accessible from internet" can you please help me with the error?

Looking at the log, your problem is that you are behind a double NAT. Air Video is able to configure port mapping on your router, but your router does not have public IP address. Your router's IP address is 192.168.15.2 - that means it's within another local network and it's not accessible from internet.

If your provider didn't give you public IP address your chances to get Air Video working over internet are pretty slim.
myairvideoe



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I see that Air Video 2.1.0 has been approved by apple. Even with that I wouldnt be able to access the server over the internet? not even using the server pin?
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myairvideoe wrote:I see that Air Video 2.1.0 has been approved by apple. Even with that I wouldnt be able to access the server over the internet? not even using the server pin?

Well, your router is not accessible from internet. Air Video has no way to contact your computer through a double NAT. What kind of internet connection do you have? Do you know why you are behind a double NAT? Can you do something about it?
myairvideoe



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I have a charter cable internet connection and linksys wrt54g router, I dont know why my server is behind 2 NAT. But I remember once sometime back (using Older Air Video) I was able to browse my folders over the internet (3G) but not play the media.
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myairvideoe wrote:I have a charter cable internet connection and linksys wrt54g router, I dont know why my server is behind 2 NAT. But I remember once sometime back (using Older Air Video) I was able to browse my folders over the internet (3G) but not play the media.

If you only have one router that means your provider has put you behind a NAT and your router does not have public IP address. Unfortunately this means that you won't be able to connect from internet (neither 3G nor WiFi). I'm really not sure how could you have been able to browse your folders over 3G given that your network is very restricted.
myairvideoe



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I have made quite a bit of research on the issue and couldnt find anything conclusive.... So you say that there are 2 Network Address translations in my router... Can you tell how air video is setup to work?

I tried dyndns.org and tried to set up a static address... Will that be of any help? Is there any setups to resolve this issue... I so dearly want to get it working over 3G...
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myairvideoe wrote:I have made quite a bit of research on the issue and couldnt find anything conclusive.... So you say that there are 2 Network Address translations in my router... Can you tell how air video is setup to work?

I tried dyndns.org and tried to set up a static address... Will that be of any help? Is there any setups to resolve this issue... I so dearly want to get it working over 3G...


There is only one translation in your router. The other translation is in router of your internet provider. And that is the one you can't do anything about. Unfortunately dyndns will not help you here. The problem is that your router does not have public IP address and thus is not accessible from internet. Only thing you can do is to contact your Internet Provider and ask whether you can get a public IP address.
myairvideoe



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Thanks a lot admin for your efforts and patience.. I finally fixed the issue... What you identified was absolutely right that I had 2 NATs but that was cos of my fault where connected the cable modem to my VOIP phone and from the VOIP it came to my wireless router.... I switched the connection from modem to wireless router and then to VOIP, now it works like a charm....

I played my videos over 3G using low/medium resolution and worked awesome with out an buffering... The clarity is great and the app is very sleek....

I was skeptic of buying this until it worked in 3G and see the quality and the amazing support that I received from you guys... I bought it immediately..... I will leave 5 Star rating and comments in the app feedback...

I was using Orblive for so long and I wrote number of emails and board messages requesting them to fix the bugs and update it... But I hardly received any response from them... Irrespective of the time I left a message there was always a reply.... You guys simple rock!!!

It costs less and works much better.... If you guys can add the live streaming of internet channels..... It will be the ultimate... But am very happy with what I have right now....

I greatly appreciate your efforts and please continue the great work...
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I'm really glad you got the 3G connection working.
lecter_gta



Joined: 09/15/2009 01:35:07
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Hey ladies and gentlemen

I have got a similar problem...my router does support UPnP and I enabled it. But it still does not work...my STATUS:
"No UPnP or NAT-PMP compatible device was found. Maybe you need to enable UPnP or NAT-PMP on your router?"

OR:
How can I open the port myself? My router FRITZ!Box

Perhaps my router does also not have public IP address...How can I see this?

Thank you very much!!

Jochen L.
 
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