Default ports and Bonjour identifiers

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When you install our app, we configure the windows firewall to allow communication on the relevant port. However if you have a different firewall, you'll need to make sure that it allows the app through.

Off Helper

  • becoming 54320
  • hs-off

Hobbyist Identifier

  • hs-ident
  • (no port)


  • port 54330
  • hs-watchover

VLC Streamer

  • port 54340
  • hs-vlcstream

File Getter

  • port 54350
  • hs-filegetter


All our apps use Bonjour to let the device discover your computer. Apple says:

The Bonjour networking protocol sends and receives network packets on UDP port 5353. The Bonjour installer will configure the Windows firewall appropriately during installation on supported systems, but if you have a separate "personal firewall" enabled, you will need to ensure that UDP port 5353 is open for Bonjour to work correctly.