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Windows 7: Synergy?

04 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7

Thanks, yup I tried not running as 'admin' first and that's when I saw the initial failure. I've never seen anything fail when running as admin that worked as non-admin though.

In case it helps anyone else:
I've fixed it for me by turning off WiFi and plugging in a cable.

I am using a personal notebook (non-domain) with a work computer (domain).
I tried enabling the rules to allow all types of connections (not just domain) and to not block NAT transversal, but it didn't work. I've gotten a network switch and another cable so my notebook is now hardwired in and it's working for me.

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05 Aug 2009   #12


If one is on a domain and one not, it may be a GPO from the domain that is blocking the connection regardless of what you do - you'll need to check with your domain admins on that....
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05 Aug 2009   #13


I am running Synergy on two Windows 7 RC machines as admin and have not touched the firewall.

Check that the computer names are correct.

Have you set up your network?

Are the port numbers the same?

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07 Aug 2009   #14


After playing around for a bit, still can't get it to work. Like I posted previously, it's weird how the laptop side always reports that it's connected to my desktop, regardless of the OS it's booted on(XP or 7).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DIFEASTER View Post
I am running Synergy on two Windows 7 RC machines as admin and have not touched the firewall.

Check that the computer names are correct.

Have you set up your network?

Are the port numbers the same?

Yea, doubled checked everything. At least there are hopes of getting this to work, thanks for your post.
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09 Sep 2009   #15

Win7 Pro 64

I'm also running Synergy successfully between my main machine (Win7) and a Dell notebook running WinXP Pro. It installed effortlessly with nothing more than access permission from 7.
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27 Oct 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

[QUOTE=johngalt;191184Firewall off = bad. Turn the firewall on and make exceptions for the ports that Synergy is set to use. The W7 firewall is even more integrated than Vista's was, and turning it off does not always give your system free reign to network devices and protocols as most would think.[/QUOTE]


Thank you very much. I was a little frustrated about not getting synergy woking on Windows 7. Remote Desktop is not the same, becauuse I need the space on my displays.

I could not imagine that /'s firewall blocks the port even if switched off. But entering the exeptions (I entered the application "synergys plus port 24800) solved my problem.

Just for the records: Windows7 Ultimate 64 Bit Geman, installed as upgrade over an existing Installation of Vista 64 Ultimate German.


Thank you very much for the advice.


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03 Nov 2009   #17

Apparetnly, Synergy doesn't work on Win7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retsnom View Post
Hello. Has anyone tried using Synergy? I'm trying to share my desktop's keyboard and mouse with my laptop, which are both running Windows 7. My laptop reports that it is connected to my desktop, however my desktop just says "Waiting for clients..." and nothing happens.

Thanks for reading.
I'm having the same problems with Windows 7. Synergy flat out does not work with Windows 7 x64 bit version.

I've been using Synergy for years, it is the only package that will permit me to configure my monitors to work. I have 4 monitors mounted 2x2 or :: (each dot=monitor)
To the left of my quad setup, I have a landscape rotated monitor that is attached to my laptop below it, so it is:

I've used Synergy to map the left side of the monitor to go to the right side of the laptop and its extended display. Input director does not work because it wants all your monitors to be configured in a straight line.. so when I scroll back to my destop quad monitor, my cursor appears on the rightmost monitor, instead of scrolling back in from the left.

Synergy works with 32bit Windows 7. I used it for months using my desktop running vista 32 as the master.

Once I reinstalled a clean copy of Win7 ultimate x64, synergy will not work, period.

I have disabled the firewall on both machines. Tried running it in admin mode, then as compatible for Windows xp SP2, no avail. It simply will not talk.

I just wanted to add my 2 cents, and hopefully figure out if anyone gets an answer.
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04 Nov 2009   #18


I don't know about your array of four monitors but I confirm again that Synergy WORKS with my 3 computers (Windows 7 Ultimate; Windows 7 RC and My Sony Laptop running XP Pro). One display per PC.

Is your network working? Can you explore the other PC's? Are the PC names correct in Synergy?

For info, I have all copies of Synergy set to run when I log in. The whole system kicks in a few seconds after the PC's are up and running. I ma using the windows firewall on W7 machines and Zonealarm on my XP laptop. ZA had to be told about Synergy but the windows firewall did not need any adjustment.

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04 Nov 2009   #19


Are you using win7 x64?
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05 Nov 2009   #20


Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 RC x32
Windows XP pro
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