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cwohechler
Level 7

Roku Player on IOT VLAN not discovering players.

I have set my Roku 4K devices on an IOT VLAN, the devices work but the IOS app for Roku does not discover the players. I can connect manually by entering the IP. What firewall ports are needed for the trusted VLAN to discover the players 

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: Roku Player on IOT VLAN not discovering players.

You will be hard pressed to find a list of all the ports, but 8060 is a must.

If you can, try and enable multicast/mDNS/SSDP passthrough/forwarding (if available).

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cwohechler
Level 7

Re: Roku Player on IOT VLAN not discovering players.

I do have multicast enabled on the firewall. The port mentioned, is that TCP and which direction

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Roku Player on IOT VLAN not discovering players.

@cwohechler 

Check out this forum poster's (sjjenkins) guide to IoT VLAN Settings Specific to Roku.  Apparently he has written a few guides for different devices. 

 https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubiquiti/comments/gu3kcl/iot_vlan_settings_specific_to_roku/

Just in case his posting becomes unavailable at a later date, the IOS app specifics are as follows...

  • INBOUND: Allow Roku to send UDP traffic from any SRC port to DEST ports 6970-6971 & 9080 on any client on the Main LAN  (6971 is for private listening).

His other rules for the Roku include the following...

  • OUTBOUND: Allow Roku to send TCP traffic from SRC port 8060 to any DEST port on any client on the Main LAN

  • OUTBOUND: Allow Roku to send UDP traffic from SRC ports 1900 & 8060 to any DEST port on any client on the Main LAN

  • INBOUND: Allow Roku to send TCP traffic from any SRC port to DEST ports 5150 & 9080 on any client on the Main LAN

  • INBOUND: Allow Roku to send UDP traffic from any SRC port to DEST ports 6970-6971 & 9080 on any client on the Main LAN

If you click on the link provided to you above, he has a link to a spreadsheet of all his different  rules.  Just for the sake of preserving the info, that info is also located at  https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubiquiti/comments/glp6kp/compare_your_iot_vlan_firewall_rules_to_mine/

Hope that helps you a bit.

 

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cwohechler
Level 7

Re: Roku Player on IOT VLAN not discovering players.

AvsGunnar

Thanks for the response. I had seen that link you provided, tried to decipher the rules and flow but it did not work. I did perform network captures on the Roku devices as well as the iPhone with the Roku app installed. I saw the TCP port 8060 for the following:

1. From Roku (IoT VLAN) to iPhone (LAN) source port 8060 to Any

2. From iPhone (LAN) to Roku (IoT VLA) source port 8060 to Any

I did not see any of the UDP ports from the Roku to VLAN or VLAN to Roku. I have mDNS (igmp proxy) enabled. It appears the Roku IOS app can only discover devices on the local LAN. If I connect manually to one of the two devices the connection is persistent.

Any other thoughts?

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: Roku Player on IOT VLAN not discovering players.

Just as an FYI, recent versions of the iOS Roku Remote app have had issues discovering or staying connected to Roku devices - you might consider rolling it back a version or two and trying again.

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