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Dennis
August 11th, 2013, 10:07 PM
This is a quick tutorial on the steps needed to set up and configure your system and KooRaRoo in order to be able to access your files from any Web browser.

It should cover most of the cases, but if you are experiencing any issues, please open a support ticket or post in the forums here and we'll work it out.

If you do not have a static IP address assigned to you by your ISP:

1) Sign up at www.noip.com (http://www.noip.com) and download and install their client software.
2) In the client software, click on Edit Hosts and make sure there is a tick in front of your host.
3) You should have all three green checkmarks in the DUC client.
4) In KRR's GUI go to Tools -> Options -> Server and take note of the port there.
5) Run your command-line prompt (type "cmd.exe" in your Windows Search prompt) and type ipconfig in there. Take note of the the IP address in there.
6) Open up your router's settings and find port forwarding in there, then set it to forward the port from the server settings (e.g. 53180) to the IP of your computer running KRR (e.g. 192.168.0.11).
7) Go to your web browser and type in your host name from no-ip followed by the port and followed by "/html", for example: http://myhostname.no-ip.biz:53180/html
8) You should now see the root of your media library with your folders and files, but we are not done yet!
9) Go to Devices pane in KRR and find the device with your remote IP (you can see your remote IP in the DUC software). Double-click on this device and set its device profile to one of the "KooRaRoo Media Web ..." profiles, depending on your web browser.
10) Also find a device with your computer's IP and set its device profile to the same "KooRaRoo Media Web ...".
11) Now try browsing and playing your files.

If you have a static IP assigned to you by your ISP, then you simply start at step 4 in the above and use your static IP instead of "myhostname.no-ip.biz" in the example above.

Gastel71
August 11th, 2013, 11:30 PM
Hi Dennis,

unfortunately the web interface has a problem that renders it useless, at least with my network configuration. What happens is the following: my private network, where the server is located, uses the 192.168.x.x ips range. There's a router that acts also as a NAT through which my computers connect to the internet that has 93.50.x.x as ip address. The port needed by KooRaRoo is correctly forwarded to the server in the home network. When I try to connect remotely to the server (using chrome and obviously from a computer that is outside my home network) typing http://93.50.x.x/html I correctly see the KooRaRoo "welcome page" with the links to my shared file /my music, my videos etc.). The problem is that the links generated by KooRaRoo refer to the ip address of the internal network and not the nat's one. So, for example, "My Musics" points to http://192.168.1.128:53180/html/0I18I30 instead of http://93.50.x.x:53180/html/0I18I30. If I manually change the ip address with the correct one I can browse deeper in the directory structure but it's not a very fun thing to do :) By the way I've tried to play a file by manually copy and pasting the right address and it didn't work (probably it's a consequence of the wrong-link problem waiting for a stream from the wrong address). Any idea on how to fix this?
Thank you.

ashurablood
August 12th, 2013, 12:42 AM
Hi Dennis,

unfortunately the web interface has a problem that renders it useless, at least with my network configuration. What happens is the following: my private network, where the server is located, uses the 192.168.x.x ips range. There's a router that acts also as a NAT through which my computers connect to the internet that has 93.50.x.x as ip address. The port needed by KooRaRoo is correctly forwarded to the server in the home network. When I try to connect remotely to the server (using chrome and obviously from a computer that is outside my home network) typing http://93.50.x.x/html I correctly see the KooRaRoo "welcome page" with the links to my shared file /my music, my videos etc.). The problem is that the links generated by KooRaRoo refer to the ip address of the internal network and not the nat's one. So, for example, "My Musics" points to http://192.168.1.128:53180/html/0I18I30 instead of http://93.50.x.x:53180/html/0I18I30. If I manually change the ip address with the correct one I can browse deeper in the directory structure but it's not a very fun thing to do :) By the way I've tried to play a file by manually copy and pasting the right address and it didn't work (probably it's a consequence of the wrong-link problem waiting for a stream from the wrong address). Any idea on how to fix this?
Thank you.

Same here!

Dennis
August 12th, 2013, 08:41 AM
Ok, thank you for bringing that up. Please open a support ticket and I'll send you a patch that fixes this issue.

Morden
August 18th, 2013, 10:11 AM
I've discovered that it doesn't connect to the server when I have proxy server enabled in the web browser.

Dennis
August 18th, 2013, 10:54 AM
I've discovered that it doesn't connect to the server when I have proxy server enabled in the web browser.
We can look at that - can you please open a support ticket and we'll investigate. Please let me know which browser you are using and the settings you have there (through the support ticket).

Laurentiu
August 21st, 2013, 10:31 PM
Hi Dennis,

unfortunately the web interface has a problem that renders it useless, at least with my network configuration. What happens is the following: my private network, where the server is located, uses the 192.168.x.x ips range. There's a router that acts also as a NAT through which my computers connect to the internet that has 93.50.x.x as ip address. The port needed by KooRaRoo is correctly forwarded to the server in the home network. When I try to connect remotely to the server (using chrome and obviously from a computer that is outside my home network) typing http://93.50.x.x/html I correctly see the KooRaRoo "welcome page" with the links to my shared file /my music, my videos etc.). The problem is that the links generated by KooRaRoo refer to the ip address of the internal network and not the nat's one. So, for example, "My Musics" points to http://192.168.1.128:53180/html/0I18I30 instead of http://93.50.x.x:53180/html/0I18I30. If I manually change the ip address with the correct one I can browse deeper in the directory structure but it's not a very fun thing to do :) By the way I've tried to play a file by manually copy and pasting the right address and it didn't work (probably it's a consequence of the wrong-link problem waiting for a stream from the wrong address). Any idea on how to fix this?
Thank you.

Same here ...

Dennis
August 21st, 2013, 10:46 PM
Same here ...
This has been fixed and will be available in the next update. Please open a ticket through http://support.kooraroo.com and I'll be glad to send you a patch to try it out before the official release.