Synergy – “Appropriate Flag was not set” error

A while after installing Window’s “One Care Live” on my personal laptop I tried using Synergy to control it from my desktop. I started encountering the following errors in the dos window that pops up when Synergy encounters problems: “requested address is a broadcast address, but the appropriate flag was not set”.

I already had the synergyc.exe executable listed under programs in One Care Live’s firewall. But, silly me, I had restricted it to connecting “To computers on my network (subnet) only”.

The solution is to elect instead to allow connection “To any computer (including those on the Internet)”.

Not really ideal but I don’t think too many folks will be trying to move my mouse for me in the near future…

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