Steam In-home Streaming Laptops/Desktops cannot see each other

Last week, I've upgraded my rig to RTX 2060 and Ryzen. It allowed me to play even more AAA games that I have been keeping my eyes on. My only problem is that the rig is located in the working office which is far away and isolated from where I usually sit and spend my nights. In the past, I used Splashtop to stream but it has reached its limitation.

Luckily, Steam itself allows users to stream between desktop/laptop within the same network. It's been proven very useful lately. While setting up the connection, I ran into the problem that both my host and remote cannot see each other, meaning that I cannot stream between them.

After researching, I found out that the port 23072/23073 are being blocked and cannot be communicated through. The problem was that I have VMWare installed on my machine. Now, the solution looks pretty clear, you can either uninstall VMware or disable the adapter from VMWare. (same for VirtualBox). I would recommend disabling the adapter since you may need to use VMware later. In order to do that, navigate to:

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections

Now there are some adapters with the prefix VMWare, just right click and disable all of them. See below:

That's it. Just restart your machine and start again. You can now stream your favorite games.


If you have any questions, please feel free to comment down here or reach me on my facebook page. I will get back to you as soon as I can! Thank you.


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