MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

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Aralvor
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MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Aralvor » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:11 am

Hello,

I would love to sync over 4G using a VPN

So i set up the VPN server on my home computer (using windows 7 embedded VPN server, PPTP)
I then created a VPN connection on my device (S3 4G android 4.3), and i connect to the server over 4G just fine
Then i start MMA (version 1.04.0240) and try to connect to MMW (4.1.0.1687)

But the sync never works. Also, i don't see the MMW server neither in Options > Select sync server or in UPNP Servers

Do you have any idea of which setting could be missing ?

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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Lowlander » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:41 am

You're using an old version of MediaMonkey, the current version is 4.1.1.1703 (no guarantee it will change anything for this issue though).
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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Aralvor » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:10 pm

installed latest, same thing

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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Lowlander » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:26 am

Be aware that DLNA (and therefor wifi sync) only works on the local network. I don't know if your VPN is setup to behave like that (be a local network and pass DLNA discovery messages along).
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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Aralvor » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:31 am

Well, normally once connected via the VPN, i am considered as on a local network and should get the notifications from the rest of the network, no?

I'll look into DNLA and windows 7 VPN, to see if i can learn anything..

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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Lowlander » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:22 am

I'm not too familiar with VPN, but I'm pretty sure it could limit which protocols are allowed through. DLNA uses auto-discovery (only on local network) and these messages need to be passed along by the network.
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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by rivorson » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:45 pm

I know that some people can sync over VPN including at least one of the devs, though I can't remember who. I've tried unsuccessfully with three VPN servers; two built into routers and the Win7 PPTP server.

The server must support broadcast packets for DLNA to work. I don't know about the Win7 server, but the server in my current router supports this and I still can't get it to work.

Try disabling your firewall and see if it makes a difference. It's possible for the firewall to block connections from the VPN even though they should be treated as the local network.

You could also try using a file manager app with network support like ES File Explorer to see if you can access network shares on the computer.

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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Aralvor » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:52 pm

I'll try es Explorer but my firewall is already disabled as my Internet provider provides me with a router which is protection enough

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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by jameshouston135 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:20 am

thanks for such a healthy information, I always wondered exactly what this was and how it was accomplished. Your steps are very clear even to a novice like me. Thanks for the great information. :wink:

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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by Aralvor » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:28 am

jameshouston135 wrote:thanks for such a healthy information, I always wondered exactly what this was and how it was accomplished. Your steps are very clear even to a novice like me. Thanks for the great information. :wink:
who or what are you thanking exactly ? :o

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Re: MMA not syncing over windows 7 VPN using 3G/4G

Post by jameshouston135 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:08 am

Aralvor wrote:
jameshouston135 wrote:thanks for such a healthy information, I always wondered exactly what this was and how it was accomplished. Your steps are very clear even to a novice like me. Thanks for the great information. :wink:
who or what are you thanking exactly ? :o
I am researcher and currently i am student of vpnindustry. I am searching for resolving the vpn users issues and create a list of vpn providers according to their vpnranks.

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