This article covers using the KICKR Direct Connect Adapter with a Windows 10 PC or laptop. Once the adapter is plugged into the KICKR (only supported on KICKR v5), simply plug an Ethernet cable into the adapter and the other end into your PC or router.
- Direct Connect Adapter Firmware v. 1.0.0 or newer
- KICKR v5
v. 4.1.1 or newer
- Windows 10 version 19041 20H1 or newer
- Bluetooth® enabled on your selected device
CONNECTING DIRECTLY TO A PC/LAPTOP
Direct Connect and Windows Firewall
If you're connecting the Direct Connect Adapter directly
your Windows PC, be sure to allow the connection when prompted (typically when opening your
app). The current working connection type is automatically checked when the prompt appears, but
be edited, if needed, via Control Panel > Windows Defender Firewall > windowsbtle.exe
Once the connection is allowed, the trainer should
when searching for trainers in your selected app similarly to how it would on a wireless
Direct Connect and Mac
If you're connecting your trainer to a Mac, the process
easy as plug and play: simply connect the adapter to your trainer, then connect the Ethernet
to your Mac and start your desired app to find your trainer listed.
CONNECTING THROUGH A ROUTER OR OTHER NETWORK
Simply plug your direct connect adapter into your KICKR and connect the Ethernet cable to your
router and it will be found on your PC within your selected app, similarly to how it would be
Note: The KICKR Direct Connect Adapter is typically assigned an IP address automatically via
However, it's important to note that the adapter should be on the same subnet as the PC being
(example: if your PC has the address 192.168.0.100, the Direct Connect Adapter should be set to
192.168.0.xxx in order to be recognized on the PC). Most users should not have an issue with
but there may be cases when running range extenders (or multiple routers) where the range
is functioning in router mode instead of access point mode on a different subnet.
3rd Party Firewalls
3rd party firewalls may block traffic to the adapter including, Norton, McAfee, and Avast. Be
to disable your 3rd party firewall or allow traffic on port 36866. Follow the instructions for
firewall to allow traffic on this port for the adapter to work properly.
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES
Direct Connect and Bluetooth
Direct Connect requires Bluetooth® to function and uses
Bluetooth® protocol over TCP/IP. Your PC/MAC must have Bluetooth® drivers and must be enabled in
OS and App. Most computers in the past 7 years should have Bluetooth® by default, but a
adapter may be required if not.
Direct Connect and Multiperipheral
The Direct Connect Adapter is a 1:1 connection. It will
work in 1 app at a time. Always be sure to close any previously connected apps to ensure
with new apps. Note that the default Bluetooth® connection will remain available for other apps
Have more questions? Visit support.wahoofitness.com for additional support.