DLNA (Maybe Homegroup) over OpenVPN, How?



  • Hi. I've got a problem where I am trying to have my Homegroup over my OpenVPN. I have 172.9.0.0/24 at my Home (call it Home) and I have connected another location over OpenVPN (call it Sat1), it uses 172.10.1.0/24. The transfer of data over the VPN works great and it is a stable connection.

    Home: 172.9.0.0/24
    Sat1: 172.10.1.0/24

    My idea of a VPN between these places where that I wanted the NAS at Home to be accessible from Sat1, and also share the Homegroup and DLNA over the VPN. I really don't know how IGMP Proxy works so I don't know what I need to do make DLNA work over the VPN. I tried to find a good tutorial for IGMP Proxy on this forum but it seems that no one has done one.

    Thanks in advance.



  • Your choice of IP ranges-

    Home: 172.9.0.0/24
    Sat1: 172.10.1.0/24

    Fall inside the public IP range.  Private starts at 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255

    Its possible that a piece of software somewhere has these ranges hardcoded and is causing you problems. Maybe not…  But its never advisable to use public IP ranges as your private LAN.



  • @chpalmer:

    Your choice of IP ranges-

    Home: 172.9.0.0/24
    Sat1: 172.10.1.0/24

    Fall inside the public IP range.  Private starts at 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255

    Its possible that a piece of software somewhere has these ranges hardcoded and is causing you problems. Maybe not…  But its never advisable to use public IP ranges as your private LAN.

    I will change that as that was a big mistake, but I still don't know how IGMP Proxy works. How I should configure Upstream and Downstream.



  • You should configure your VPN as a bridged, not a routed, VPN. That'll make it much easier to get DLNA working.


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