External Plex access
I searched, and read the other threads on this issue I found, but I am obviously still missing something. I have what I think appears to be a correct Firewall and NAT rule to allow access to my Plex server from the outside, but it still is not working. Could someone please inspect and let me know what I am missing here? Many Thanks!
Looks good though you may want to change the protocol to tcp/udp. You may want to also go into your plex server settings and under remote access choose the port manually (even though the default is 32400) and hit apply and then the "enable remote access" option under the remote access section to see if the server will connect.
Thanks, I am still having trouble though. Not sure what I am doing wrong either. Please see attached for the other screenshots I was previously unable to attach. I am probably missing something simple here, I just can't seem to figure it out.
Did you try to use another port? Maybe Spectrum is blocking specific ports?
They should not be doing that on your business line.
Is there a firewall rule on the plex server that allows incomming traffic from outside of your LAN subnet?
So step one, can you see me . org great site for testing.. Sniff while doing that on your wan.. If pfsense does not see that traffic, then no it can not forward..
Until you validate traffic you want to forward is actually getting to pfsense, anything else you do is just spinning your wheels if its not there to forward.
step 1 in troubleshooting port forwarding after you have double checked your settings for stupid mistakes is actually validate the traffic is getting to pfsense..
Doesn't matter if you have forwarded or not, if wrong dest IP behind, etc.. validation that the traffic actually gets to you is key..
I run plex on a different port.. But here is simple test that 32400 can get to my wan
Until you actually validate that - zero point in doing anything else.
edit: step 2 would be to validate your firerwall rules on wan are in the correct order and nothing above your rule that allows your port forward blocking.. Rules are evaluated top down, first rule to trigger wins, no other rules are evaluated. So its great the port forward auto adds the rule to allow your port forward to work.. but if you have something above that blocking - it not going to work.. So vs you showing the detail of the firewall rule.. You need to show all the rules on your wan interface, and any rules on floating to see if you have something that would prevent the forward from working.
example of this could be a pfblocker auto rule blocking countries, etc.