External access

If you want to stream via an external profile over the Internet, the premium version is required to create a second profile.

To access the receiver from the Internet, the receiver must be accessible via the Internet. Since IP addresses usually change, you should use a provider for dynamic IP addresses (dyndns.org, twodns.de ...) to access the receiver via a hostname.


The following steps are necessary:

  • Create dynamic hostname and enter it in the router so that it is updated (e.g. example.dynvpn.de)
  • In the firewall of the router the port of the web interface, the streaming and if necessary the transcoding port must be enabled:
    • If your receiver can be reached internally under the IP address and https is activated (recommended), then set the firewall release of the router e.g.:
    • Incoming port 8043 (since port 443 is probably occupied by the router)
    • To Receiver Port 443 (if HTTPS and Port 443, if HTTP only then e.g. Port 80)
    • The same should be done for port 8001 for streaming and port 8002 if you want to use transcoding
    • You can now test this by trying to reach the web interface via the external address e.g. https://test.dynvpn.de:443 (the web interface should appear here)
    • Example configuration of the firewall in the Fritzbox:
      • Port release active for other applications
      • designations Enigma2 release
      • Protocol: TCP
      • from port: 8043 to port 8043
      • to computer VUSolo4K
      • to port: 443

If the message "IP address rejected" appears, this is related to a new version of the OpenWebif. It is necessary to use username/password. Additionally HTTPS is recommended.

If you set up a VPN access from your mobile phone to your home network, no further profile needs to be created. The receiver should then be accessible via the internal IP address. You may also have to set in the settings of OpenWebif that access via VPN is allowed.