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Client keeps dying, constant disconnect/reconnect every minute or so

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I'm a new user that just recently purchased and installed Synergy, so pardon my ignorance if this is an obvious fix.

I have a server running Windows 7, and a client running Windows 10, both on the same network. I'm able to connect the two and control the client with the server M&K, but every minute or so in the log I get the message that the client is dead, and then immediately after the client accepts the connection again. This makes it so every minute or so the server M&K will be incredibly laggy on the client, or won't even be able to control the client at all, basically rendering Synergy useless.

Any idea as to what the issue may be, and how to fix it?

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Exact same issue.  Win7 Server (64bit)  W10 (64bit) client in office.  Same Win7 Server and W10 (32bit) client at home.  Same in both locations.  

I am running the latest stable version 1.8.8-stable-25a8cb2 on all three (3) machines.

Long time Synergy user.  But this is annoying.  

 

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Trying to tie 3 Windows 10 machines together with the goal of sharing controls and content between them.

Constantly (every few minutes) needing to reset the clients in order to accomplish drag and drop - never been able to transfer a file between computers.

I get updates to the product on a regular basis, but they never seem to be addressing these core components of the application.

Why are we (Users) communicating these details between ourselves? - Is Synergy development paying attention - they do not seem to be responding to the issues as if they are aware of the issues - and have a plan or calendar in place to deal with them.

Thus for, I am not a big fan.

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I was only able to get a reply out of them and after contacting them directly through PayPal requesting either support or a refund. Once actually in touch with somebody, I was getting pretty quick responses in trying to resolve the issue. However, we still haven't actually found a solution.

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Also experiencing this. :( I don't know which version started this, but I didn't experience this before. T.T

Connecting 2 Windows 10 machines (64bit), both running latest Synergy version 1.8.8-stable-25a8cb2 

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I've reverted back to an older version (synergy-v1.8.7-stable-9799e96), and its working much much better now. No client drops so far, and no movement lags in client PC)

I'm hopeful that I won't experience drops / lags anymore. I'll update whenever something bad happens again.

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On 9/14/2017 at 9:32 AM, jsblx said:

I've reverted back to an older version (synergy-v1.8.7-stable-9799e96), and its working much much better now. No client drops so far, and no movement lags in client PC)

I'm hopeful that I won't experience drops / lags anymore. I'll update whenever something bad happens again.

This might be a stupid question, but how do you download old binaries? I'm experiencing the same exact problem that you're seeing (client is "dead" every few minutes with a laggy mouse). 

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12 hours ago, sbauer said:

This might be a stupid question, but how do you download old binaries? I'm experiencing the same exact problem that you're seeing (client is "dead" every few minutes with a laggy mouse). 

I just happened to have the old installer that's why I was able to downgrade. T.T 

Unfortunately, the issue is still there. It just happens less frequently when using the older version. :( This is a bummer, as it's messing up my workflow.

I've already emailed Symless regarding this. I hope they have some favorable response.

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" I've already emailed Symless regarding this. I hope they have some favorable response. "

Please, if you hear back from anyone at Symless, share any workarounds on this thread. I have not heard anything from Symless at all.

 

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I have something quite similar. I finally have gone completely wireless in my home. I got sick and tired of my kids, cats and frankly myself tripping over wires etc. I have 3 desktops and one laptop, (*Win10, Win10, Fedora, Win10*) I am getting frequent drops between all clients and when it is connected, I feel like I am running off of a dialup connection, the lag is so slow and annoying. 

 

I se that someone had the previous build and it worked ... can anyone provide a copy of that for testing?

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11 hours ago, ddavis said:

" I've already emailed Symless regarding this. I hope they have some favorable response. "

Please, if you hear back from anyone at Symless, share any workarounds on this thread. I have not heard anything from Symless at all.

 

They've responded to my email, but we're still in the process of investigating it. If ever they do find fix, I'll post it here. On the other hand, if I find some workaround, I'll post it here as well.

Oddly enough, I tried the latest install again, and I'm not experiencing disconnections. I still experience lagging though. Though if anyone can, it would help the devs if we get logs off the machines with client disconnects / lags. I'm trying to get logs now so they could find out what's wrong. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I'm not experiencing the client disconnects as before, so I can't provide them, at the moment, with the proper logs. :| So if anyone could get logs from those experiencing client disconnects, please do (and share here).

TO GET LOGS:

1. Open Synergy 
2. Go to Edit > Settings
3. Set logging level to Debug2
4. Check Log file and store it wherever it's easy to locate for you.
5. Press OK. Then Press Apply.

WHAT I'VE TRIED SO FAR, IN ORDER:

1. Uninstall Synergy v1.8.8, then Install older version v1.8.7
    - Less frequent client disconnects at the start. Eventually, the disconnects disappeared (haven't experienced this in more than a day now)
    - Still experiencing the occasional lag (i.e. mouse isn't smooth when moving it on the client PC. It jumps around)

2. Reinstall latest Synergy v1.8.8 on top of the older install (*current set up)
    - So far no client disconnects
    - Still experiencing the same lag as before. This is bearable, so far.

To anyone who wants to try out the older version, I'll share it, for now, on my dropbox. Unfortunately, I only have installers for Windows PCs, though so far it seems that that is the problematic version:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9vjalei9hnfx3yy/AAAFVyaROpbQgO0CWrOCYnN8a?dl=0

 

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Exact same issue.  Running Synergy 1.8.8-stable-25a8cb2 on:

Windows XP (32-bit) and Linux (Debian "Stretch"): Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u3 (2017-08-06) x86_64 GNU/Linux

 

 

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I've been asked to try out their release candidate v1.8.9. I've only tested it for a couple of hours, but so far so good on my end. No lags, no disconnects.

This is just their release candidate, so there's still bound to be bugs, but to anyone who wants to try it out, here's the link to the download page:

 

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I've tried 1.9 and while it appears to fix the laggy cursor, I'm still getting frequent drops. I'm running connection monitoring software on both machines as well and it's not picking up any network drops. 

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Dealing with the same issue myself - 2 Windows 10 machines, latest Synergy download. I can go an hour without and issue, while other times it drops connectivity every minute or two. Emailed Synergy and waiting for a response.

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Just a quick note for Nick Bolton,

I see that you are about to release a new version of this product. As I have sent you money, and not yet been able to reliably use the product to do what you claimed it would do, I am not planning to send you any more money for version 2.

How are you planning to correct existing issues?

Thanks,
Dan Davis
 

 

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