Which ports does Continuity/Handoff use?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by MoodyM, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    I was tearing my hair out trying to get this to work (reset PRAM, signed out of iCloud on all devices, etc, etc) and eventually discovered that if I disable the firewall totally on my BT Home Hub 5 router, it works fine.

    Now obviously I don't want to leave the firewall off all the time, so are there any ports I can open/forward to allow it to work?

    For what it's worth, I've always had UPnP enabled, and that didn't work - Continuity/Handoff worked sometimes and not others.
     
  2. asriznet macrumors regular

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    With the firewall enabled, can you try enabling DMZ to your mac and see if it works.

    If it does not work, it's not a blocked port issue - most likely a different firewall setting.
     
  3. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    I thought about trying that, however when I turned the Firewall back on, before I even put anything in the DMZ, Continuity and Handoff were still working!
     

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