Enabling Peer to Peer connection for 2 people in a meeting

Last Updated:

Account owners and admins can enable one-on-one meetings to have data routed between two participants rather than going through the cloud or server. Enabling this setting improves the quality and connection of one-on-one meetings (depending on how your network prioritizes traffic) by directly sending video and audio to both parties.

When a third participant joins a one-on-one meeting, it will use Zoom's cloud infrastructure instead of using a peer-to-peer connection.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for enabling Peer to Peer connection while only 2 people in a meeting

  • Account owner or admin privileges

Enabling Peer to Peer connection while only 2 people in a meeting

To enable Peer to Peer connection while only 2 people in a meeting for all users in the account:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Account Management then Account Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under In Meeting (Advanced), verify that Peer to Peer connection while only 2 people in a meeting is enabled.
  5. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog box appears, click Turn On to verify the change.

Modifying Listening ports range

The listening port serves as a communication endpoint that identifies applications and processes on a network port, listening for potential connections. For the Peer to Peer connection while only 2 people in a meeting setting, the port range is between 1 to 65535.

To modify Listening ports range:

  1. Ensure that Peer to Peer connection while only 2 people in a meeting is enabled.
  2. Select the check box for Listening ports range.
  3. Enter a range between 1 to 65535 in the boxes.
  4. Click Save.

Zoom Community

Join the 100K+ other members in the Zoom Community! Login with your Zoom account credentials and start collaborating.