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How To Open Port In Windows Firewall


  • 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.

Windows Firewall Port Open: Control Panel

Step 2: Select System and Security

Windows Firewall Port Open: System and Security

Step 3: Click on Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall Port Open: Windows Firewall

Step 4: Click the Advanced Settings, in the left pane

Windows Firewall Port Open: Advanced Settings

Step 5: Under the Windows Firewall and Advanced Security tab click on ‘Inbound Rules’ and select ‘New Rule’.

Windows Firewall Port Open: 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.

Windows Firewall Port Open: TCP UDP Port

Step 7: Select ‘Allow the connection‘ and click ‘Next‘.

Windows Firewall Port Open: Allow Connection

Step 8: Depending on your network you will need to select the appropriate Profile and click the ‘Next‘ button.

Windows Firewall Port Open: Network Select

Step 9: Name the rule and click on ‘Finish‘ button.

Windows Firewall Port Open: Finish

Step 10: Verify new rule is active with a green check mark.

Windows Firewall Port Open: Verify Firewall Rule

You have successfully opened a port in Windows Firewall!
Simple isn’t it?

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