How To Open Port In Windows Firewall
Follow these instructions to open a port in Windows firewall.
Step 1: Navigate to Control Panel by clicking on the Start button.
Step 2: Select System and Security
Step 3: Click on Windows Firewall
Step 4: Click the Advanced Settings, in the left pane
Step 5: Under the Windows Firewall and Advanced Security tab click on ‘Inbound Rules’ and select ‘New Rule’.
Step 6: Under the New Inbound Rule wizard, select TCP/UDP and specify a port that you’d need to open and click Next. In our case it would be TCP port 5556.
Step 7: Select ‘Allow the connection‘ and click ‘Next‘.
Step 8: Depending on your network you will need to select the appropriate Profile and click the ‘Next‘ button.
Step 9: Name the rule and click on ‘Finish‘ button.
Step 10: Verify new rule is active with a green check mark.
You have successfully opened a port in Windows Firewall!
Simple isn’t it?
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