Linux – How to fix time out error in Synergy

laptoplinuxsynergyUbuntuwindows 8.1

I am trying to control my Ubuntu laptop with keyboard and mouse that I use with my Windows laptop. Everything works fine when I set up my Ubuntu laptop as a server and then connect to it with my windows laptop but when I try to do the oposite and use my windows laptop as a server, on my Ubuntu laptop i get an error saying:
"WARNING: failed to connect to server: Timed out"
Has anyone encountered similar problem? And if yes does anyone know how to fix it?

Best Answer

This happens when the computers can't see each other, usually because of a firewall. Make sure both computers are on the same network and temporarily disable the firewall on the server computer (don't forget to re-enable once you're finished).

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