Hole Punchability

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If your network is "not hole-punchable", you may have trouble connecting to other peers. This may be due to your network configuration.

dWeb's peer-to-peer networking relies on "hole-punching", a technique which makes your device accessible to people outside of your local network.

In some cases, hole-punching may fail. This will be indicated by dBrowser in the top right.

This doesn't mean that all connections will fail, but it does mean that the odds of failed connections are much higher.

Solving The Problem

Some network routers and VPNs do not support hole-punching. If you're using a VPN, try disabling it. You may also need to try other networks.

We're always working on new ways to ensure connectivity even if hole-punching fails. Sorry if this is a problem that you are continuously experiencing. We're working on it!