Feem Connectivity Issues

Sometimes Feem devices do not detect each other. Luckily enough, there's always a fix.

Feem devices should automatically detect each other, as long as all the devices are in the same network.

Most connectivity issues are usually linked to having a firewall on your desktop PC or laptop that blocks Feem from working properly.

Also, if you receive an error stating another program is using port 45001/45002, simply restart your device.

You may have difficulties connecting to public Wi-Fis like those provided by hotels, Starbucks, or your railway. These public Wi-Fis usually block applications like Feem. In that case, you can use Feem’s Wi-Fi Direct My devices do not detect each other! The number one reason Feem doesn’t detect other devices is because the devices are not in the same local/Wi-Fi network.

If you’re on mobile, check that your VPN is not blocking Feem.

Follow the checklist below:

My iOS devices do not detect other Feem devices

Devices running iOS (iphones and iPads) need special permissions for Feem to work properly.

Go to your iOS device settings, scroll down till you see the Feem app, select the Feem app, and ensure the following permissions are set:

Once all the above permissions have been granted, restart the Feem app on your iOS device.

My Android devices do not detect other Feem devices

You need to grant the Feem app Location permissions on recent versions of Android. If you don’t, Feem will not be able to detect your Wi-Fi network and detect other devices in your network.

Feem does not use your location information in any form.

But Google assumes your location information might get leaked if you grant access to your Wi-Fi information. That’s why location permissions have to be granted.

Feem is in no way interested in your location information.

Unfortunately, since we need Wi-Fi to work, this means you will have to grant the Feem app access to the location permission.

Try also restarting your device, especially if your error is related to another program using port 45001/45002 on your device.

Do I really need a Wi-Fi router to use Feem?

No Wi-Fi router, No Problem.

Create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot on your device, and share your connection with other devices.

If you need help setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot on your iPhone, please consult this article .

If you need help setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot on your Android device, please consult this article .

Another way to create a Wi-Fi network is by using Feem’s Wi-Fi Direct feature on devices that support it (Windows 10 and Android). If your device supports Wi-Fi direct, you will see the Wi-Fi Direct option inside Feem. Activate Wi-Fi Direct Mode by clicking on the Wi-Fi Direct option inside Feem.

Only one of of your devices needs to have Wi-Fi Direct enabled.

Upon activation, a random Wi-Fi hotspot is created with the name of the device, with a random password. Your other devices are expected to join this new Wi-Fi hotspot, which will show up in their list of Wi-Fi hotspots.

Are some of your devices connected via Wi-Fi and others via a cable LAN? Feem should work great for devices connected to their router via LAN cable. In fact, Feem works faster with a LAN cable than with Wi-Fi. If LAN cable and Wi-Fi devices don’t detect each other, please ensure your router isn’t creating two separate networks for LAN cables and Wi-Fi connections. Also check if you have any firewalls installed on your PC.

Are all of your devices on the same Wi-Fi network?

The easiest way to check if all of your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network is to check inside Feem. Feem displays the name of the Wi-Fi network it is connected to at the top of the app.

Does your Wi-Fi router have a firewall?

Some routers might be configured to allow network traffic only from specific apps.

Your router needs to allow BOTH:

TCP port 45001 and UDP port 45001 for Feem to function properly.

Do you have a firewall installed on your PC ? For Feem to work properly, you need to configure your firewall to allow the Feem app as an exception.

If your firewall doesn’t give you the option to allow certain apps as exceptions, then make sure your firewall allows exceptions for the following ports:

Linux users can use the following video to guide them on how to setup firewall settings on their box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbzP2-qvc4o

If you don’t know how to modify your firewall settings, shoot us a mail at [email protected] and we’ll see how to sort this out for you.

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