Mcafee Firewall settings for Roon 1.7

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Windows on Laptop Roon core 1.7 B500.

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Core connected via Ethernet - Remotes iPad and Android via Wi-Fi.

Description Of Issue
Mcafee Firewall blocking Remote connections (iPad and Android). If I shut the Mcafee firewall off everything works fine.

What are the correct Mcafee settings to resolve issue?

Hi @Anthony_Lombardo,

Can you set exceptions in Mcafee for Roon and RAATServer? After doing so things should work for you.

How do I do that?

Can you tell me what files to exclude?

Hi @Anthony_Lombardo,

You’ll want to set exclusions for raatserver.exe and roon.exe

I believe I found the problem. Within Mcafee LifeSafe under Firewall/My Network Connections, My Netgear Wi-Fi router was set to Public instead of Private/Home network. All devices connected to a private home network are excluded from the firewall rules. Once changed to “Home”, everything started to work properly. I have no idea how it could have changed or why the previous version of Roon was not hindered by this.



Hi @Anthony_Lombardo — I’m glad you were able to get up and running! Please feel free to reach out if you ever have any other questions or issues.

Happy listening :headphones:

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