Monday, January 17, 2011

TVersity - How to get TVersity to work when a VPN is connected

Some of you may run a VPN service on the same computer which also serves as your media server running TVersity.

However, you may notice that when the VPN is connected, TVersity fails to show up on network devices (e.g. PS3, Wii). The VPN creates a tunnel through the router, causing TVersity to fail to announce properly on your local network or subnet (that's the simplest explanation I can think of!). Here's how you can avoid this problem.

Instructions for running TVersity on a VPN-connected computer:

1. Open the TVersity Interface, and click on the "Settings" tab.

2.  On the left side of the interface you will see many options - click "General".

3. Scroll down to the "Home Network" section - there should be a blank field, followed by a port number (typically 41952 on most default TVersity configurations). In the blank field enter the local IP address of your computer.
  • If you don't know the local IP address of your computer, run a command window and type "ipconfig" - when the VPN is active you will see two connections - the IP address you want is "Local Area Connection" - this will typically be an address beginning in 192.168.*.*.  If you don't know how to run a command window, click here.
4. Save your changes by clicking the "Save" button at the bottom.

That's it. Check out your device(s) to see if the Media Server is visible (You may have to scan for servers.).

1 comment:

brian said...

Worked %100! Thanks (had to restart sharing on tversity after saving the settings. Thanks again!