Wireless display

General Requirements (MIRACAST, AIRPLAY™, GOOGLE CAST™)

Below you can find a table of ports being used by AirServer.exe process on Valarea POD

Bonjour services

AirServer.exe process (located in C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\ ) on Valarea POD uses the following Bonjour services:

  • _airplay._tcp

  • _googlecast._tcp

  • _display._tcp

  • _airserver._tcp

  • _raop._tcp

Add firewall exception

How can I add an exception to my Antivirus Application for AirServer.exe process on VALAREA POD?

This support article was last updated on Thu, 9 Jan, 2020 at 3:23 PM.

You may have to configure your firewall to allow AirServer.exe process on Valarea POD windows 10 PC to receive incoming networking traffic. In order to achieve this, you should make a firewall exception for AirServer.exe within your firewall settings.

Also, ensure the same is done on any secondary firewalls your computer may have (Windows Defender for example). Below are some guides to help configure the firewall settings within some of the most common firewall software.

Windows Security (Defender) (Windows 10)

  1. Open up Settings from the Start Menu.

  2. Go to "Update & Security" and open "Windows Security".

  3. Press "Firewall & Network Protection".

  4. Click on "Allow an app through firewall".

  5. Press "Change settings".

  6. Scroll down to AirServer and make sure it is allowed on both Private and Public networks by ticking the boxes.

  7. Scroll down to mDNS and make sure it is allowed on both Private and Public networks by ticking the boxes.

  8. Press OK and reboot the computer.

Norton 360

  1. Double click the Norton 360 icon in your system tray.

  2. Go into Settings.

  3. Choose "Virus and Spyware Protection."

  4. Click the file exclusions tab.

  5. Add an exclusion for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe

McAfee Security Center

  1. Double-click the task bar icon to open SecurityCenter.

  2. Click Advanced Menu (bottom).

  3. Click Configure (left).

  4. Click Internet & Network (top Left).

  5. Click Advanced (right).

  6. Click Program Permissions (left).

  7. Add permissions for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe


  1. Open the Kaspersky application.

  2. Click the Settings button.

  3. In the left part of the Settings window, go to the Advanced Settings tab.

  4. In the left part of the Settings window, select "Threats and Exclusions."

  5. In the right part of the settings window, click the Settings button in the Exclusions section.

  6. In the Trusted Zone window, go to the Trusted applications tab.

  7. In the Trusted Zone window, click the Add button.

  8. Find and select this folder: C:\Program files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe

  9. In the open window, Exclusions for Application, select the settings for the trusted application and give AirServer permissions to send and receive traffic.

  10. Click on the OK button in the Exclusions for Application Window.

  11. Click on the OK button in the Trusted Zone window.

  12. Click the OK button in the Settings Window.

  13. Close the Kaspersky application window.

Symantec Endpoint Protection

  1. You will want to use an Application Trigger for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe

Visit page 122 of this guide for instructions on setting up an application trigger: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/resources/sites/BUSINESS/content/live/DOCUMENTATION/4000/DOC4326/en_US/Client_Guide_SEP12.1.pdf

AVG Internet Security

  1. Double-click the AVG icon on your desktop to open the AVG antivirus.

  2. Click the Menu icon in the top right corner and select Settings.

  3. Make sure that the General tab is selected from the left panel, then click the downward facing arrow next to Exceptions to expand the section.

  4. Select the File paths tab.

  5. Press Browse and go to the file path for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe

Click Add.

Avast Premier or Avast Internet Security

  1. Open the Avast software and select Protection in the left menu.

  2. Choose Firewall

  3. Click on Applications Settings at the bottom of the window

  4. Click on New Group and name it AirServer

  5. Click on New Application Rule and select AirServer

  6. Locate and add C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe

  7. Make sure to allow all connections for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe

ESET Endpoint Security

  1. Open up the ESET application and press Setup on the left side in the navigation menu.

  2. Select "Toggle Advanced Mode" and press Yes in the dialogue box that appears.

  3. Select "Personal firewall" underneath Setup in the left navigation menu.

  4. Press "Configure rules and zones..." and press "New" in the window that appears.

  5. Enter "AirServer" in the name field. Make sure Direction is set to "Both" and Action set to "Allow"

  6. Go to the "Local" tab and press "Browse...".

  7. Navigate to C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\ and select AirServer.exe.

  8. Go to the "Zone and rule setup" tab and make sure all columns are set to "Allow" within "Zones.

  9. Restart your computer.

If your firewall is not listed, please contact the maker of that firewall software for the proper procedure. If your firewall came with an instruction manual, the instructions may be detailed there.

MIRACAST - install native windows miracast

Install Connect Wireless Display Feature in Settings of your Windows 10 PC (version 2004)

1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3 Install Connect Wireless Display Feature A) Click/tap on Add a feature. (see screenshot below)

B) Check Wireless Display, click/tap on Install, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

6 When the Wireless Display feature has been installed, you can close Settings if you like. (see screenshots below)

MIRACAST Pre-requisites & troubleshooting

2.4 GHz network is enabled

Note: The Miracast adapter broadcasts a message announcing that is is available for a connection on one of the three non-overlapping 2.4 GHz 802.11 channels 1, 6 and 11. The pairing negotiation between the computer/device and the Miracast receiver always initiates over 2.4 GHz no matter if your computer/device is connected to the router using a 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz channel and/or there is no WiFi network at all.

WiFi adapter supports Miracast

Miracast screen mirroring requires Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3 or newer.

To check the WDDM version, please follow the steps below:

  1. Press Windows Key + R, enter "dxdiag" and press ENTER.

  2. Let the tool (DirectX Diagnostic Tool) collect all information

  3. Press “Save All Information...”.

  4. Save and open the resulting text file and search for WDDM.

Miracast screen mirroring also requires a Miracast-compatible graphics adapter/card and a Wi-Fi adapter/card with, at least, NDIS 6.3 drivers on both the receiving and transmitting device. If you are unsure about this, you can check whether or not your computer running Valarea POD airserver process supports Miracast by following these steps:

  1. Open up a Command Prompt window

  2. Write "netsh wlan show driver" and press ENTER

  3. The command prompt will show you whether or not your device is Miracast compatible

If the command prompt displays the "The Wireless AutoConfig Service (wlansvc) is not running."-error, you can try to enable to. In order to fix this, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter “services.msc” followed by the ENTER key.

  2. Find “WLAN AutoConfig” in the list of service, right-click it and select Properties.

  3. Press Start & change the startup type as "Automatic".

  4. Restart your computer.

Windows Firewall is configured

C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe Allow In/Out connections for TCP and UDP, Ports: All.

Network Firewall configuration settings : if Valarea POD is installed on a different VLAN respect Guest VLAN

Application: All applications Action: Allow network traffic Direction: Inbound Protocol: TCP/UDP Port(s): Specific ports: 5353, 7236,7250

If you are using Valarea POD on Wifi only

Check and disable AP-isolation on access point in order to allow client-to-client communication

GPO (check local or domain policy)

Computer Configuration - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies. There should be a setting for wireless policies. Double click the setting for wireless policies. Tab Network Permissions: ● check Allow everyone to create all user profiles ● uncheck Don't allow WiFi Direct groups Note: Your Windows security policies must not prevent Miracast pairing nor creation of the Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter nor a new DIRECT-XXXXXXX-XXXXX network. You must allow in your policies to create a new virtual peer-to-peer connection all the way.

Projecting to this PC (Windows Settings WIN+I)

Go to: Settings - System - Projecting to this PC - Windows PCs and Phones can project to this PC ... - and change to: "Always Off". If you need PIN request before to project, select Require PIN for pairing>ALWAYS

You can verify it easily how far the Miracast connection progresses.

When you try to connect you should see a new DIRECT-XXXXXXX-XXXXX network and a new Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter being created in Network Connections during the pairing. If not then your security policies are preventing this. If they are created but pairing is not successful they both should vanish after some time. But this would indicate some other problem and not security settings.

► Make also sure that all drivers especially chipset, graphics and WiFi network adapter ones are up to date.


What ports & Bonjour services are used by AirServer process on Valarea POD

This support article was last updated on Mon, 1 Feb, 2021 at 4:27 PM.