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    Openwebif from remote location

    Sorry if this has been asked before but I am trying to access my box (OS Mio 4K) specifically Openwebif from a remote location. I am using Nord VPN and OpenVPN and used the setup script to get it installed on the box and it is running. Also using Openvix image. I am trying to access from a laptop and I'm in the US. I have the Nord app installed on the laptop and it's running and connected.

    I enter the IP address of the box into the browser and it does not connect. I'm sure I am just missing something stupid. Any ideas? I am sure this is possible and being done every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayydio View Post
    Sorry if this has been asked before but I am trying to access my box (OS Mio 4K) specifically Openwebif from a remote location. I am using Nord VPN and OpenVPN and used the setup script to get it installed on the box and it is running. Also using Openvix image. I am trying to access from a laptop and I'm in the US. I have the Nord app installed on the laptop and it's running and connected.

    I enter the IP address of the box into the browser and it does not connect. I'm sure I am just missing something stupid. Any ideas? I am sure this is possible and being done every day.
    If you have a VPN running on the box you won't be able to connect to openwebif due to your VPN blocking ports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfire View Post
    If you have a VPN running on the box you won't be able to connect to openwebif due to your VPN blocking ports.
    So I have to turn off OpenVPN on the box? I thought that was the whole point in being able to stream the box to a remote location.

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    Having a vpn on your box will only mask the ip of the box if it’s needed for some Iptv services.
    To access your box externally you need to open ports on your home router(not recommended) or buy your own router which has its own openvpn config.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayydio View Post
    So I have to turn off OpenVPN on the box? I thought that was the whole point in being able to stream the box to a remote location.
    If you have openvpn set to Nord you are basically hiding your IP address

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    OK, so if I do not have OpenVPN on the box and have OpenVPN installed on my laptop and have the box ticked on openwebif that I can access via vpn then I should be able to access...yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley69 View Post
    Having a vpn on your box will only mask the ip of the box if it’s needed for some Iptv services.
    To access your box externally you need to open ports on your home router(not recommended) or buy your own router which has its own openvpn config.
    When you say buy your own router.. Is this a safe option? and what router for example?

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