Hi, my laptop and android phone connect fine in my home wifi. But at the moment i am travelling and the wifi i am using here does not allow connections between devices (avm fritz.box guest wifi).
My laptop is running debian bullseye with kde plasma. I have enabled the kde wifi hotspot and connected the phone to it.
The devices work fine, e.g. kde connect on the phone can be used as a remote control for the laptop.
But the problem is, that syncthing does not see the other device. Neither can the laptop see the phone nor vice versa.
Where could i check what is wrong? I did not see any obvious issues in the log.
I suspect that since there is no internet connection, this could cause the issue (e.g. global discovery server unavailable). The two devices are alone in the hotspot wifi. But i am a bit lost, where to check next.
Thanks in advance.
Local discovery is currently broken in newer Android versions, so global discovery is required in order to make the phone connect. If there’s no Internet, I think you’ll have to hard-code the IP addresses in order to make the two devices find each other and establish a connection.
Thanks Tomasz. I’ve configured the address of the laptop as “tcp://10.41.0.1:22000” on the android phone and disabled the global discovery and it then connected finde.
If I enter the ip address of the phone on the laptop I can see an error “connection refused”, but this might be caused by syncthing not running as a service on the phone.
Just in case, I’d suggest to keep the global discovery enabled and set the address to
dynamic, tcp://10.41.0.1:22000, as this will allow Syncthing to find and connect to other devices also when not using the hotspot (and you’ve mentioned your home WiFi above).
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