PFSense at vacation house to stream HDHomerun Prime(FIOS) from remote location



  • I have FIOS(50/50) at my home in NJ with a HDHomerun Prime box on the network. I also have Blue Ridge Cable(60/2) at a vacation house in PA. I want the PA house to connect to my NJ house(thinking its on the local network in NJ) so I can stream my FIOS channels to PA. Would I need a PFSense router at both locations or just the PA house? Is there a step-by-step on how to configure the router? I already loaded the PFSense onto the hard drive and turned the pc into a router…LAN and WAN ports set up but not connected to any network yet)....just not sure where to go now. :-[


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Probably two pfSense units and OpenVPN between them.

    You sure it needs to look like it's on the same LAN or can it be routed?



  • @Derelict:

    Probably two pfSense units and OpenVPN between them.

    You sure it needs to look like it's on the same LAN or can it be routed?

    Well…Im not really sure...still learning.
    The HDhomerun box is in NJ. I have Nexus players there(NJ) that I use for streaming the tv channels from it to different rooms in the house. They will only find the hdhomerun tuners if they are on the LAN.
    I want to install the nexus players in the PA house and do the same....not really sure if its possible :-\


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    It's probably using either IGMP or mDNS/bonjour for discovery. Never personally had to do it but there's an IGMP proxy built in and the Avahi package for mDNS/bonjour. A site-to-site OpenVPN sounds like what I would try.

    If all else fails there is a way to put OpenVPN in tap mode and bridge it. It is generally viewed as a less-stable, undesirable way to do things. Making the application work across subnets is preferred.



  • I'm just curious, did OP (or anybody else) get this to work? Thanks,
    Avery



  • I am connect to my home network through OpenVPN running on pfsense and can watch TV served from my HDHomerun Prime anywhere I go.


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