KDE Connect Not showing any devices: Solution

Ashwin B
1 min readApr 14, 2021


  1. What is kde connect?
kde connect logo

KDE Connect is a tool that allows users to connect their Linux systems with other devices, which may be another system running Windows, macOS, Linux, or Android. KDE Connect is a useful tool developed by the people working at KDE that easily allows communication between many different kinds of devices.

2. The problem

After installing KDE-connect to both your PC and phone and on same network but still not able to connect. As when you open KDE-connect it does not show any device.

3. Reason

KDE Connect uses dynamic ports in the range 1714–1764 for UDP and TCP. So if you are behind a firewall, make sure to open this port range for both TCP and UDP. Otherwise, make sure your network is not blocking UDP broadcast packets.

4. Solution

Make some changes in IPtables;

Run following 2 commands in your terminal.

sudo iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 1714:1764 -j ACCEPTsudo iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 1714:1764 -j ACCEPT

And that’s it now you hopefully see the devices, now you can pair it and start using it.

Article referred: https://userbase.kde.org/KDEConnect#:~:text=KDE%20Connect%20uses%20dynamic%20ports,not%20blocking%20UDP%20broadcast%20packets.



Ashwin B

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