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Agora Client Firewall Setup

The Agora client does not require any installation, but does require opening some ports in your firewall. This guide assumes the default Agora ports are configured. If you've followed the instructions here and are still having trouble, you may need to talk to your system administrator about your institutional firewall/proxy.


First, select Windows Firewall from the Control Panel (screenshot from Windows XP):

Next, select Exceptions and then Add Port (screenshot shows a completed Agora setup):

Finally, enter each of the UDP (4000, 4001, 4002, 4003) and TCP (4004) ports required by Agora:

If you're using a proxy:

  1. Select Java from the Control Panel
  2. Select General and then Network Settings
  3. Select Use browser settings
  4. Select Internet Options from Control Panel and edit the proxy settings

Mac OSX (Tiger/10.4)

First, select System Preferences and then Sharing:

Next. select Firewall and New:

Finally, enter the UDP (4000, 4001, 4002, 4003) and TCP (4004) ports as shown:

Mac OSX (Leopard/10.5)

OSX introduced an application firewall in Leopard, which does not require specifying port numbers. Your firewall should be set to either "Allow only essential services" or "Set access for specific services and applications":

When you download Agora, you will be prompted to allow incoming network connections. For Agora to work properly, you should select "Allow". You should only have to do this once.

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