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I have installed Synergy version 1.3.6 on my Windows XP desktop and also on my Windows 7 laptop. When I run the laptop (Windows 7) as the server it works fine. But when I try to run the Desktop (running Windows XP) as the server it doesn't connect?

I'd really like to have the desktop as the server, the opposite is kind of pointless.

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You probably have a firewall running on the Windows XP desktop which is preventing the laptop from connecting.

  • okay. so what can the OP do about that? – studiohack Jun 24 '11 at 4:27
  • Turn off the firewall? If that works, add a rule to allow Synergy traffic in from that host (TCP port 24800) – Malvineous Jul 4 '11 at 1:46

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