Sorry for the delay in replying.
My desktop in which MusicBee is running is 192.168.1.143, my cellphone is 192.168.1.149. When I try to set the remote plugin to Range with the address 192.168.1.140 (149) and hit save the stats changes to stop.
I checked the debug log afterwards and got this. (this is the copy of the one I just did so I had exact info)
2017-02-22 12:36:27.9607 [INFO]
MusicBeePlugin.InfoWindow : 0
Connection verified: False
2017-02-22 12:36:27.9607 [DEBUG]
MusicBeePlugin.AndroidRemote.Networking.SocketServer : 0
Client 127.0.0.1 was force disconnected IP was not in the allowed addresses
If I put in the individual ip from for my phone(192.168.1.149 today) and 127.0.0.1 to the list and save it switches to running. So to make it work okay I just added each of the ip addresses in the range. So, I found a way for it to work, but I can't help thinking I should be able to put the range of available local ips in without being reduced to listing each one?
The firewall utility seems to be running fine I allow it to run with each save.
(edit: the reason I need the range is that my ip changes every time the router is power cycled which happens when we lose power.)