Saturday, October 9, 2010

Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall

Posted by OurTech Team | Saturday, October 9, 2010 | Category: |

 

To allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall


  1. Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type firewall, and then click Windows Firewall.
  2. In the left pane, click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.
    Picture of the left pane of Windows Firewall in Control PanelLeft pane of Windows Firewall
  3. Click Change settings. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Select the check box next to the program you want to allow, select the network locations you want to allow communication on, and then click OK.

Warning

Before allowing a program through the firewall, make sure you understand the risks involved. For more information, see What are the risks of allowing programs through a firewall?
For information about opening ports in Windows Firewall, see Open a port in Windows Firewall.
If you’re having trouble allowing other computers to communicate with your computer through Windows Firewall, you can try using the Incoming Connections troubleshooter to automatically find and fix some common problems.



Open the Incoming Connections troubleshooter by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Click View all, and then click Incoming Connections.

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