Localhost connections on Windows 10/11

Unfortunately, in their infinite wisdom, Microsoft has disabled local network connectivity from Microsoft Store apps. This prevents the use cases when RealDash is running on same machine with data source, like games or WiFi/Network connections.

There is a workaround for this, but it is clumsy and has to be done every time before RealDash is started.

  1. Close RealDash and any data source app, like games.
  2. Find a Command prompt icon, right click and select ‘Run as an Administrator’.
  3. In command prompt, type:
CheckNetIsolation.exe LoopbackExempt -is -n=Napko.RealDash_tsn2xah6q27qw
  1. Start your game and RealDash, command prompt must be left open while RealDash attempts to connect on data source on same computer.