I bought Synergy and successfully use it between my Mac and my Windows 10 laptop on my home server. But when I bring these same two computers to work, and am using the same work wi-fi, Synergy no longer works. I imagine it's because my work wifi has a firewall that prevents my two computers from communicating.

My question is what methods can I use to get around this? I heard that connecting my two computers with an ethernet crossover cable will work. Are there any other methods that don't involve cables? I would like a solution that can be done wirelessly if possible. I'm looking for any ideas. Thanks.

  • "I would like a solution that can be done wirelessly if possible." Windows 10 supports turning a 802.11 adapter into a virtual hotspot/router. However that still connects you to the network you don't have authority to reconfigure. So there isn't a wireless solution to a crossover cable – Ramhound Sep 8 '17 at 21:54
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    This question is about reconfiguring a work environment network and is therefore off-topic on Super User. – I say Reinstate Monica Sep 8 '17 at 23:23
  • are you setting your client computer to connect to the new ip address of your server computer? I dont see why it would be blocked. – xR34P3Rx Sep 9 '17 at 1:43

I ended up just using a crossover cable. It was surprisingly straightforward and simple. I'm able to have each computer wirelessly connected to the network but my 2 laptops are connected to each other via crossover ethernet so that synergy works for my software KVM.

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