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Windows 7: Opening Ports In Windows

30 Jan 2009   #1
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 
Opening Ports In Windows

How do I open ports inside windows 7? I know in Windows Vista there's supposed to be an Add Ports button in Control Panel/All Control Panel Items/Windows Firewall/Allowed Programs but in 7 there is no button for this, all you can do is add programs but you can't open specific ports.


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30 Jan 2009   #2
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

when you are there, click on "Advanced Settings"
"Inbound Rules" or "outbound rules"
double-click on a program name
click on "Protocols and Ports" tab

(I haven't used this, I just found it.)
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30 Jan 2009   #3
dmex

 

Hi Wrathloki,

Its still there but its kinda hidden

Type Windows Firewall into the start-menu then click here: (highlighted with a red box)




Then click here: (highlighted with a red box) then you can click the "Allow another program" button at the bottom



Hope it helps

Steven
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31 Jan 2009   #4
hdjunkie

Windows 7
 
 

thanks
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02 Feb 2009   #5
Slagathor

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Not trying to hijack this thread, but, why is the change settings button grayed out???

Trying to open ports for COD5...

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03 Feb 2009   #6
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slagathor View Post
Not trying to hijack this thread, but, why is the change settings button grayed out???

Trying to open ports for COD5...


UAC disabled?
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03 Feb 2009   #7
Slagathor

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yes it is....
I need UAC on to open some ports, or am I being thick...???
Which is not beyond the realm of possibility..... heh
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05 Feb 2009   #8
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slagathor View Post
Yes it is....
I need UAC on to open some ports, or am I being thick...???
Which is not beyond the realm of possibility..... heh
The change settings button is disabled because UAC is disabled

The button you clicked is for changing allowed applications, in the Windows Firewall main menu click "Advanced Settings" instead if you want to change an applications port settings

-winfirewall.jpg

Steven


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05 Feb 2009   #9
Slagathor

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Dont I feel silly....heh


Thank you sir.....
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10 Sep 2009   #10
sallads

Windows Freakin' Seven
 
 

a little tip if you have ESET Smart Security 4
(firewall, antivirus etc.. It's the best program I have!)

all you have to do is to click " Setup > Advanced Personal firewall setup > Interactive mode. Then all the programs will pop up and all you have to do is accept the connections!

(I made the account just to say that, so hope you enjoy it! )
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