iPad Xbmc ipad

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by wknapp0924, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

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    So I am trying to use xbmc on my ipad to access my movies on my external HDD plugged into my Airport Extreme. When I am in the house It works flawlessly connecting over wifi, but if I try to access the HDD when on LTE it wont connect to the hard drive. Any ideas? Kinda noob at networking.
     
  2. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    Did you open XMBC ports in your firewall on your router?
     
  3. wknapp0924 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just bought the AEBS and I am not familar with the utility that much yet. How would I go about doing this?
     
  4. itsmeoreo macrumors member

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    I thought that the only way for xbmc or any media player similar is that you need to be connected to the network the external hd is connected to. So if you're on LTE, you can't access the external hd because you're not on the network.
     
  5. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    You've got to open ports in your firewall, then use your public IP as a second connection in XMBC. I've done it for Plex and it's worked great.
     
  6. itsmeoreo macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll try that later.
     

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