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Windows 7: How to allow incoming connections from specific ip address?

6 Days Ago   #1
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to allow incoming connections from specific ip address?

The default settings on the firewall are to block all incoming connection and allow all outgoing. My laptop and my android tablet are connected to my wireless home network, and i have some apps on my tablet which i need to connect to my laptop. How to create firewall rule which will allow all connections from the tablet ip address?


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6 Days Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Normally there is a setting to allow trafifc on the local subnet
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6 Days Ago   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

There are a number of parameters that need to be setup to allow communication between Android and PC this can be done manually within windows but you would need to know the data types and the Port s that are to be used.

It may be simpler to use a 3rd party solution - One such is Airdroid that is free, (with some limitations), that will do all the work for you

You need an app on your tablet and either a small app on the PC or you can use a web based solution on the PC

Take a look here ... Home | AirDroid
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6 Days Ago   #4
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I want to do this without installing any application on my laptop.I just want to know if i can create a rule that will allow incoming connection from specific ip address and block all other incoming connection. For example, i have Total Commander app wiht LAN plugin on my tablet and if i want to connect to my laptop i have to allow all incoming connection, and i don't want to do that. I want to block all incoming connections and create rules only for connections from specific ip addresses.
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6 Days Ago   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

the CMD command

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Allow from 192.0.55.55" dir=in action=allow protocol=ANY remoteip=192.0.55.55

will allow all inbound traffic from 192.0.55.55

I assume you could also do this by adding a new rule in windows firewall advanced settings in the control panel gui

You should also go into your router and make sure to set your inbound device to a static address (192.0.55.55 in the above example), otherwise it won't always have the same address and will not be able to get in
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6 Days Ago   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You don't state the firewall is it windows or third party?
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6 Days Ago   #7
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Allow from 192.0.55.55" dir=in action=allow protocol=ANY remoteip=192.0.55.55

will allow all inbound traffic from 192.0.55.55

I assume you could also do this by adding a new rule in windows firewall advanced settings in the control panel gui

You should also go into your router and make sure to set your inbound device to a static address (192.0.55.55 in the above example), otherwise it won't always have the same address and will not be able to get in
Thanks, it worked. But how to do that also from the gui?
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6 Days Ago   #8
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
You don't state the firewall is it windows or third party?
I am using the windows firewall.
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6 Days Ago   #9
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peter7277 View Post
Thanks, it worked. But how to do that also from the gui?

control panel > windows firewall > advanced settings > right click on Inbound Rules > New Rule, then you figure it out from there. Have never done it.
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4 Days Ago   #10
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
the CMD command

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Allow from 192.0.55.55" dir=in action=allow protocol=ANY remoteip=192.0.55.55

will allow all inbound traffic from 192.0.55.55

I assume you could also do this by adding a new rule in windows firewall advanced settings in the control panel gui

You should also go into your router and make sure to set your inbound device to a static address (192.0.55.55 in the above example), otherwise it won't always have the same address and will not be able to get in
How to allow incoming connections for ip range? For example, for ip addresses from 198.168.0.101 to 198.168.0.120
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