Firewall Guide for Mac OS X
Mac OS X Firewall Connection Tutorial
Follow these steps to configure your firewall on Mac OS X:
iSyncr Wireless Router Configuration
In some cases, you might need to tweak your wireless router settings in order for iSyncr to connect. This is because some wireless routers might have a built-in firewall preventing traffic, or it might be preventing multicast packets. Steps for configuring your wireless router:
- Access your wireless router's settings.
- Enable multicast packets. This eHow guide should give you a good idea of how to do this.
- Configure the firewall. Routers vary greatly from model to model, but there may be an option to allow traffic to iSyncr's port (34000 by default).
Other Connection Tips
- Make sure you're close enough to your wireless router to have a strong WiFi signal.
- Rebooting the router, phone, and/or computer sometimes helps.
- Turning Bluetooth off sometimes improves WiFi connectivity.
- Changing the router's wireless security type sometimes helps.
- Changing the router's wireless speed sometimes helps.
- Changing the router's wireless channel sometimes helps.
- If your router supports multiple bands (e.g. a 3G & 5G connection) making sure both devices are on the same network
- It's worth mentioning that corporate, university, or public WiFi hotspots often have a built-in firewall in the wireless router which automatically prevents any kind of network traffic between connected devices. Unfortunately, iSyncr cannot circumvent this kind of network restriction; for this reason we generally recommend our users to use a home wireless network if at all possible.
Still can't connect?Oh no! Try a manual connection! or workaround the issue by connecting over USB!
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