I'd really, really like to use my shiny new Droid Bionic in tandem with my PC (Windows 7, running through a Linksys WRT54G2 at firmware 1.0) to stream over 4G. After doing some research, it looks like VLC Scan&Convert Free is the go-to app for this. Perfect.
I set up VLC on my home computer (running Windows 7) and enabled the web interface (also editing the .hosts file to include my computer's static local IP). I also ensured that, yes, my desktop PC has a static local IP and that port-forwarding works. I've forwarded rtsp ports as well. I set up a VPN on my home computer and forwarded that port. Through my Droid I CAN connect to the home VPN. (Well, sometimes -- it was working reliably and then, without changing anything, just broke itself. Awesome.)
Here's where I get stuck. I can definitely connect to the home VPN over 3G/4G but I CANNOT seem to connect to VLC S&C or, really, do anything! I've been plugging away at this for hours and am about ready to punch a puppy, I'm so frustrated.
Under Menu | Connect, nothing works. I can type in my external IP, nothing. I can select any of the local networks (often named ppp0, qmi1, and usb1, though these aren't always all there) and "scan," but nothing is found. It's worth noting that I set up my VPN per instructions on traveldevel, and that ppp0 connection lists the ip as 192.168.1.32, which is one that I entered in the properties of the computer VPN as suggested by another guide online.
With the WLAN turned on and connected, I do get a "VLC Server Found" and I can indeed scan and connect to my local IP (192.168.1.55:8080) and play files -- but I don't want to use my local WLAN, I want to use 4G. So why can't I use my VLC S&C connected via VPN? I just don't get it. The VPN should be equivalent of being connected via Wi-Fi, yes?
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!