Boy I thought settin PLEX up would be a piece of cake...should have known better with my skill set, lmao.
I realize it likely will not be a perfect solution with my 412+, but I want to give it a shot, nonetheless. If I can get some kids movies to playback on a local ipad that would be splendid...I have googled my a$$ off and have been shocked by the lack of info I've retained...even right on plex's own help section.
Well, here's what I've done.
Downloaded the PLEX app to my ipad.
Downloaded the PLEX app to my Syn 412.
Now here's where things get cloudy for me...
First, I went into my router and ensured port 32400 was "forwarded".
Then I learned that I should do this within the firewall area of my 412...so I did.
It appears that I did both correctly, but I've never forwarded a port before so I'm not 100% certain. It's a bit funny to me that I would have to do this to begin with on a private network that requires a password, but heh, what do I know? When we begin to discuss ports are we talking about a generic port that must be opened on BOTH the router AND 412? Or is exclusive to the 412?
Within the app on the ipad it shows that I have the Synology as my default server, but the home page is completely blank. On the Synology software the PLEX page shows that "Volume 1" has been added...the only Volume that I have, AFAIK.
Before I get myself any deeper can anyone help, please? Is there something obvious that stands out? My thought is (nearly always) that they make this stuff as eay as possible.
Further, I didn't really look into what Synology offers straightaway for local and remote file access on something like a pad or iphone...does it exist- and/or superior to PLEX? I just figured PLEX would be easier...what a mistake so far.
thanks a ton.