How to open a port for incoming traffic in Windows Firewall

How to open a port for incoming traffic in Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall is designed as a security measure for your PC. To put it simply, a firewall analyzes incoming and outgoing connections to determine whether or not they’re threats. If you suspect that your Windows Firewall is causing connectivity issues, you can open a port for incoming traffic. Here’s how:

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Search.
  3. Type Windows Firewall.Click Search. Type Windows Firewall.
  4. Click Windows Firewall.
  5. Click Advanced settings.Click Windows Firewall. Click Advanced settings.
  6. Click Inbound Rules in the left frame of the window.
  7. Click New Rule… in the right frame of the window.Click Inbound Rules. Click New Rule.
  8. Click Port.
  9. Click Next.Click Port. Click Next.
  10. Click either TCP or UDP.
  11. Click Specific local ports.Click either TCP or UDP. Click Specific local ports.
  12. Type a port number. (In this case, we will open port 1707.)
  13. Click Next.Type a port number. Click Next.
  14. Click Allow the connection.
  15. Click Next.Click Allow the connection. Click Next.
  16. Click any network types you’d like to allow the connection over.
  17. Click Next.Click any network types. Click Next.
  18. Type a name for the rule.
  19. Click Finish
  20. Type a name for the rule. Click Finish.Source: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-open-port-windows-firewall

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