When I tried to install it on my other device, their website went missing for now.
This is a beta service, which may be making things tough.
I'll look at it later, when their site is back.
(site going down may or may not affect how the syncronization works.)
This is a microsoft beta, as well.
There may be users here who have a different suggestion for you
Your router might open and forward a port in the same tool. Some have an "open port" and a separate "forward port" section.
It should work fine then with Upnp.
Are these computers both on the same side of the router when it fails, or in different network locations?
(what make/model of router, in case it matters)
(I cannot get my PC over to the foldershre website...but my mac can! 'go figure')
Thanks for your feedback!
The router is a Linksys WRTP54G.
Both computers are on the same side of the router. So it shouldn't be a router setting ... or is it?
The mac firewall is not enabled. Should I start any services?
Port 6571 and 8000 accepts all connections, so it is only 80 and 443 that dosn't.
Port 6571 and 8000 are open when i'm using UPNP, but also with port forwarding.
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No, it really shouldn't be the router, if you're both on the same side. Except...it seems that this foldershare might be using a proxy to work its magic.
(check router for any firewall settings, and disable them during this testing.)
I was able to make this work on a mac>PC and PC>mac on the same side of the router, but the folderShare settings test also told me that ports were blocked. (it still worked)
You know...I would probably start file sharing, and possibly web sharing. I have both those enabled on my little mini-mac. Enable those in the sharing tab, leave the firewall alone for now.
I can't disable the routers firewall, cause then the internet dosn't work. I guess it needs the NAT.
I can see both computers online at the My FolderShare-page, so maybe it is something else ...
Could it be a permission-ting?
In FolderShare's activity view its just pending. At the bottom it says Online (behind NAT) 256-bit AES on the Mac, but Online 128-Bit RC4 on the laptop. ??
I got this reply from FolderShare support:
The ports that are blocked in your Mac machine is possibly a restriction set by the operating system itself. All ports are by default 'blocked' under 'Accept connections' but they should be shown as 'Open' under 'Initiate connection'. If you need assistance in unblocking or opening the mentioned ports, I recommend that you contact Mac support team for this. Please refer to their support Web site at http://www.apple.com/contact/
Have you had any luck with this issue? I have been experiencing the same problem. I noticed today, however, that the ports are listed as "blocked" on the Windows machine as well, though it is receiving files from the Mac and another PC without a problem. Could something other than the port settings be keeping the Mac from receiving files?