Knowledgebase: dLive
Connecting Director to a MixRack over a WAN connection
Posted by Jack Kenyon, Last modified by Nicola Beretta on 14 July 2020 12:02 PM

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

dLive Director uses port 51321 TCP for control data, and ports 51324+ UDP (one for each connection) for metering data. These should be forwarded by your NAT to the IP address of the dLive.  By default this is 192.168.1.70 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.

dLive was designed as a stand alone system. Its 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.