Cant connect my Viera TV

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ranr
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Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by ranr » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:21 am

Hi, I have a panasonic Viera TV (U30M), and cant connect it to the server...
should i set the proxy on my TV? to which port?
BTW, i have a streamer in the network which runs UpNP server...

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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:52 pm

Can other devices connect to Twonky?

Is the TV connected to your network?
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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by ranr » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:55 pm

thanks for the reply.
yes, TV is connected (correctly ) to LAN.
i am running Twonky on XP pro.
i Don't have other devices i can try on... only my TV...

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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:58 pm

Have you disabled any software firewall? It is probable that if you're running one that it is blocking access to Twonky.
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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by ranr » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:02 pm

on my PC? or router? what should i disable? firewall in general?

should i do anything on my TV?
can i use the media streaming from the internet browser? what should i do on the TV side?

i just checked - firewall was disabled on my PC

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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:42 pm

Is that the XP firewall or the one built into your anti-virus product? You need to check both.
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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by ranr » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:52 pm

good point... l checked only the XP one... i will check this as well.
do i need to do anything on my TV? on my router? i have a streamer in my network running UnPN server, is this matter?

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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:06 am

You shouldn't need to do anything else. If the network works, everything else should just work.
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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by ranr » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:29 pm

thanks.
i cant close my FW... (IT policy...)
what port should i open?

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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:46 pm

If you can't close your firewall, then you don't have to open any ports... or is that not quite what you meant?

Did you have another firewall installed? What is the IP address, netmask and default gateway shown by your TV? What is the IP address, netmask and default gateway shown by your XP computer (ipconfig/all will tell you that)?
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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by parnott » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:54 pm

If you have a corporate lock down on your PC then you need to go and talk to your IT guys.

At a minimum you need Port 9000 open (default for Twonky) and the firewall must allow multicast broadcasts. Neither are usual in a corporate environment.

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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by ranr » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:26 am

thanks guys,. i will try to open port 9000 and allow multicast.
this should make the streaming from the explorer work as well?

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Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

Post by ranr » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:48 am

thank you. it seem like now i can connect the facebook from my TV.

what is needed to be able to strem content from the Explorere?

what do i need to do to add YouTube as well?

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