Using Windows Firewall With Advanced Security To Open Specific Ports

This is written as though you’re trying to open ports 80 and 8080 for a web server. If you are trying to set up other ports for a specific service or application, use the ports you need to work with.

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1. Press the Windows key and type “advanced”

2. Click on “Windows Firewall With Advanced Security”

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3. Click “Inbound Rules”

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4. Click “New Rule”

5. Select the “Port”

6. Click Next

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7. Select “TCP”

8. Enter ports 80 and 8080 as “80,8080”

9. Click Next

10. Make sure “Allow the Connection” is selected.

11. Check all boxes. (Domain, Private, Public) (This may or may not actually be what you want, but you’ll either know that already or you can come back later and change it.)

12. Click Next

13. Enter a description like “TCP Port 80,8080 for Apache Web Server” (The more user friendly the description the better for future reference)

14. Click Finish

15. Repeat steps 3-14 for UDP using ports 80 and 8080

16. Repeat steps 3-14 under “Outbound Rules” instead of “Inbound Rules” for both TCP and UDP for ports 80 and 8080.

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