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Features and connections of finessTV

Server and Client connectios

how it works!

The connection of the client with the finessTV server

Within a local WLAN, the client automatically finds the connection to the finessTV server via Bonjour.

Outside of a local WLAN, the client needs Bonjour to connect to the finessTV server:

  1. The public TCP/IP address of the router and the port(s) used for the connection.

  2. a port forwarding of the router - the router must forward the connection to the computer running the finessTV server.

For the connection the finessTV server uses two ports

  • the port number entered in the server window - e.g.: 1400

  • and a second port: port number + 1 - in our example: 1400+1=1401

Port forwarding must therefore be set up for two ports.

Setting up port forwarding

For a description of how to set up port forwarding for many router models, see

Router address and port

The public TCP/IP address of the router can be found in the local WLAN, by selecting our remote address service .
In addition, some routers - like the Fritz!Box - can be set to send a notification email when the public TCP/IP address has been changed.
Another solution could be to use a dynamic DNS service to connect to the server via a hostname.