General Requirements (MIRACAST, AIRPLAY™, GOOGLE CAST™)
Below you can find a table of ports being used by AirServer.exe process on Valarea POD
AirServer.exe process (located in C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\ ) on Valarea POD uses the following Bonjour services:
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)
Open up Settings from the Start Menu.
Go to "Update & Security" and open "Windows Security".
Press "Firewall & Network Protection".
Click on "Allow an app through firewall".
Press "Change settings".
Scroll down to AirServer and make sure it is allowed on both Private and Public networks by ticking the boxes.
Scroll down to mDNS and make sure it is allowed on both Private and Public networks by ticking the boxes.
Press OK and reboot the computer.
Double click the Norton 360 icon in your system tray.
Go into Settings.
Choose "Virus and Spyware Protection."
Click the file exclusions tab.
Add an exclusion for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe
McAfee Security Center
Double-click the task bar icon to open SecurityCenter.
Click Advanced Menu (bottom).
Click Configure (left).
Click Internet & Network (top Left).
Click Advanced (right).
Click Program Permissions (left).
Add permissions for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe
Open the Kaspersky application.
Click the Settings button.
In the left part of the Settings window, go to the Advanced Settings tab.
In the left part of the Settings window, select "Threats and Exclusions."
In the right part of the settings window, click the Settings button in the Exclusions section.
In the Trusted Zone window, go to the Trusted applications tab.
In the Trusted Zone window, click the Add button.
Find and select this folder: C:\Program files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe
In the open window, Exclusions for Application, select the settings for the trusted application and give AirServer permissions to send and receive traffic.
Click on the OK button in the Exclusions for Application Window.
Click on the OK button in the Trusted Zone window.
Click the OK button in the Settings Window.
Close the Kaspersky application window.
Symantec Endpoint Protection
You will want to use an Application Trigger for C:\Program Files\ValareaPOD\Air_Server\AirServer.exe
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:
Press Windows Key + R, enter "dxdiag" and press ENTER.
Let the tool (DirectX Diagnostic Tool) collect all information
Press “Save All Information...”.
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:
Open up a Command Prompt window
Write "netsh wlan show driver" and press ENTER
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:
Press Windows Key + R and enter “services.msc” followed by the ENTER key.
Find “WLAN AutoConfig” in the list of service, right-click it and select Properties.
Press Start & change the startup type as "Automatic".
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.