I have looked everywhere for this solution. I am running 1.4.5 Beta on both Windows and Mac sides. I am trying to run my Mac (Snow Leopard MBP) as the server and my Win7 PC as my client. I am able to successfully start my server from my Mac but when I try to connect from my PC it cannot connect. I have tried using the regular hostname (xxxs-MacBook-Pro) and also tried the IP number directly, with multiple combinations. I was at one point able to reverse the process and have my PC work as a server, but after a few retries I have not been able to reproduce those results either. Snow Leopard does not have regular way to open a port in the firewall, but I have made sure all of the firewall settings are correct on both sides and have tried turning off both firewalls as well. There is nothing else really I can think of unless it is a router issue. I have also tried running different versions of Synergy - QSynergy, quick synergy, synergy km, as well as matching Beta's and stable releases all the way to 1.3.6 64-bit on my PC, and have also completely remove all signs of synergy and done fresh installs and reboots on my systems. Is there anything else I can do? Any help would be hugely appreciated. I want to love this software, but this seems ridiculous.
asked 23 Dec '11, 00:04
I was having the same problem, where I was able to get the client to connect initially, but then it just stopped working. It turns out that I had rebooted my host machine, which re-enabled the firewall. As soon as I disabled the firewall on the server, the client connected immediately.
Not being content with leaving my firewall off all the time on my Windows 7 machine, I added the server executable to the list of applications the firewall lets through and turned it back on. To do this (on Windows 7, at least):
After hitting OK, my client connected immediately. I didn't even have to restart the client or the server. I hope this helps someone get connected. Synergy is a beautiful thing when it works!
answered 16 Apr '12, 09:38