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Can't connect to HoloLens Device Portal through wifi

So I followed all the steps here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality/using-the-windows-device-portal
and I cannot connect to the Device Portal on my hololens through a wifi connection.

Specifically this does not work:

  • Connect from Windows machine on wifi to hololens wifi portal
  • Connect from Ubuntu machine on wifi to hololens wifi portal

But this does work:

  • Connect from Windows machine via usb cable to device portal
  • Connect from Ubuntu machine on ethernet cable to hololens wifi portal

I can't ping the hololens on wifi or on ethernet, but I can connect to the device portal when on ethernet or through a direct usb connection...

I tried disabling windows firewall to no avail. I set the network to a private network, no change.

The hololens is set on developer mode, and device portal is enabled.

Is there anything I may be missing in order to connect over wifi? I already contacted both hololens and windows support, both of which told me to contact the other and that it wasn't their problem.


  • SkybladeSkyblade
    edited September 2018

    It seems like communication between devices on wifi over HTTPS on port 443 is blocked by something (most likely the router) any ideas on how to enable this?

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