XMBC is running great on my HTPC ... I am now trying to access it via my ipad, but cant connect.
On my HTPC, I have XBMC 13.1 running on Win 8.1 Pro, all good. I have been through all the suggested settings re System/Services ( eg Allow Control of XBMC via HTTP, port 8080, etc .etc. ). I see XMBC listed in my Windows Firewall allowable apps.
On the ipad2, in the XBMC Remote app (xbmcRemote), when I select FIND XBMC, it finds my XBMC server. I filled in the mac address, and matching user name and password (and reconfirmed the values with what XBMC shows (System/System Info/Network)
But when I try to connect, I get "No connection"
Other XBMC IOS apps are also not connecting ( XBMoteC, XBMC Toouch, xbmc Music Roete3) ; they are indicating they can find the server but cannot connect it.
Is there some mandatory router settings I also need to change ?? Or other settings I am missing? All devices are on the same subent / home network, and the iPad is of course accessing the XMBC server over Wi-Fi. I assume I therefore do not need port forwarding.
As a test I turned off Windows Firewall and Avast anti-virus ... made no difference.
I would suggest statically assigning the IP address on your XBMC server and making sure the ports are open on both of your access points and pointing to that IP address. I assume your XBMC server and 2 access points are all on the same subnet? (ie 192.168.0.X)
Thanks. All devices have static IP's and on the same subnet. what I ended up doing was toggling "access control" in the router from OFF to ON to OFF, and for some reason, that allowed the connection to occur.