DNLA Media Server on guest VLAN, shibby 1.21

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ladra, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. ladra

    ladra Networkin' Nut Member


    I have a N66u with Shibby's 1.21 which has provided great service for over a year now. I just finished setting up the DNLA media server on Tomato and it works great using the Windows Media Player. However, I noticed it only works on the default VLAN (vlan1) and not on the GUEST VLAN (vlan3).

    Is there anything I can do to allow access to the DNLA server from the GUEST VLAN (vlan3)? Thanks in advance for any help in this matter.
  2. ladra

    ladra Networkin' Nut Member

    I think I found the solution to this problem but I'm not able to test it out because I don't know enough about Linux and compiling... There is a program called, "mDNS-repeater", http://irq5.io/2011/01/02/mdns-repeater-mdns-across-subnets/#Installation which forwards the multicast to another subnet. But I'm not able to compile this for the N66u or the AC68, I just don't have the know-how. I've been reading and reading but not really getting anywhere.

    I probably will create another thread specific to compiling mDNS-repeater for the N66u & AC68 but I would like to ask if anyone can show/teach/guide me on how to compile this on the router. Thank you in advance.
  3. Grimson

    Grimson Networkin' Nut Member

    I don't use DNLA at all, but wouldn't it be easier to just generate your own minidlna.conf and add the second bridge to the "network_interface=br0" setting, like "network_interface=br0,br1" for example? If this doesn't work you could always start a second minidlna instance for the guest vlan.
  4. ladra

    ladra Networkin' Nut Member

    Grimson, I didn't know about the minidlna.conf... Thank you for the information, I will do my research on that to see if that will solve my problem. I'm praying you're right! Thanks again!
  5. ladra

    ladra Networkin' Nut Member

    Grimson, thank you so much for that information! You are 100% right about just adding the interface to the minidlna.conf file. Now I just need to figure out a way to run minidlna with the edited minidlna.conf automatically.

    Off to more reading.
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