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Windows 7: Opening A Firewall Port ?


18 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Opening A Firewall Port ?

Hello,

I have a program that has two components: RCS and ShortwaveLog) that to work properly together apparently requires the opening, or allowing, for a particularly Port No. of the Windows Firewall.

"If RCS and Shortwave Log are not communicating and you have a software-based firewall, you may need to add a rule to allow TCP port 21687 to pass. This rule need only be applied to localhost (127.0.0.1)."

Have been trying to find what to change, and where, without messing anything else up, but I cannot. The Help File says to click on items that do not appear on the screens (in my PC). Help is probably out of date ?

Might someone please tell me all the explicit steps that I have to go thru, and where to find the items.

(I have the 64 bit version of Windows 7, but not sure whether the program uses the 64 version or not ?)

Much thanks,
Bob

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23 Mar 2012   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Does this help as a start?

1. Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Security, and then clicking Windows Firewall.
2. Click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. Click Add port.
4. In the Name box, type a name that will help you remember what the port is used for.
5. In the Port number box, type the port number i.e 21687.
6. Click TCP or UDP, depending on the protocol.
7. To change scope for the port, click Change scope, and then click the option that you want to use. ("Scope" refers to the set of computers that can use this port opening.)

Have you already solved this?
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23 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hello,

All set now.
Thanks for help.

Pretty sure the program I want to use uses TCP.

BTW: just to educate me, what is this UDP ?
e.g., what types of programs use it, or where is it used ?

Thaks again,
Bob
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23 Mar 2012   #4

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,
BTW: just to educate me, what is this UDP ?
e.g., what types of programs use it, or where is it used ?

Thaks again,
Bob
Take a look here: User Datagram Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tanya
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