Neighborcast problem


Hello all,

I have a problem with Neighborcast functionality.

I try to setup a Server (windows 7 64 bits) and one Client (windows 8.1) for Neighborcast .


for server i set Neighborcast server = enabled

for client i set Neighborcast  client=enabled

and port default = 12110


I tried everything but the client make updates from Policy Manager Server or F-Secure servers, not on Neighborcast server.


server and client are in a workgroup. Connection exists between them, respond to ping and telnet.


thank you

Accepted Answer


  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,319 Superuser



    I don't think it works that way, since Neighbourcast is a P2P system. I think both server and client port should be allowed on both computers.


    Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • florinflorin Posts: 9

    this is what i found on abouth enable neighborcast:

    To enable neighborcast:

    -1.Select the target domain.
    -2.Select the Settings tab and the Automatic updates page.
    1.To set clients in the selected domain to download updates from other clients, select Enable Neighborcast client.
    2.To set clients in the selected domain to serve updates to other clients, select Enable Neighborcast server.
    3.To change the port used for neighborcast, enter the new port number in Neighborcast port.

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Florin,


    Note that the server needs to have the updates available when the client is requesting them, otherwise the client will fallback on the Policy Manager to download the updates.


    How did you confirm that downloads were still done on the Policy Manager?


    For more information on neighborcast, please refer to the following article:

  • florinflorin Posts: 9

    How do I set the server to download updates that will be distributed to the client?
    There is a procedure for this?

  • florinflorin Posts: 9

    i solve the problem


    thank you

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hi @florin , 



    Can you share with the community how you manage to solve your problem?
    That might be helpful for other members with the same issue.


    Thank you.


    Ps: I also moved the post to the most relevant board


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