Knowledgebase: dLive
Connecting Director to a MixRack over a WAN connection
Posted by Jack Kenyon, Last modified by Martijn Verkerk on 31 July 2018 07:23 AM

In some circumstances it may be useful to connect to a MixRack over a WAN connection.

dLive Director uses ports 51320 - 51325 UDP and TCP these should be forwarded by your NAT to the IP address of the dLive.  By default this is and can be changed under "MixRack / Config / Network" either via Director or a Surface.

These ports cannot be changed, therefore via this method only one MixRack can be connected to at a time. To connect to multiple dLive systems you first need to ensure that each system has its own IP address, then you can either use the VPN method as referenced later in this article or by multiple NAT rules setup un-enabled for each MixRack, then only enabling the rule for the MixRack you need to connect to as needed.

We strongly recommend using a secure VPN to access the local network that the MixRack is connected to, this isn't something covered in depth by this article, but guides on how to do this are easily found on the internet, with simple low-cost hardware such as the Raspberry PI offering budget conscious solutions to this issue.

If you do wish to connect a MixRack directly to the internet and connect that way you should be aware that the MixPad app does not follow user permissions set in director, if a user has access to any settings in Director, they will have access to everything available in the MixPad app.

dLive was designed as a stand alone system, it's Linux Operating system is not installed with any antivirus or firewall, you should take steps to protect it with devices between the dLive and the internet, such as a good quality firewall and NAT to block ports when not in use.

Connections with Director either method will take significantly longer than direct connections.