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Adding Port Exceptions to Windows Firewall

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Take the following steps to add port exceptions to Windows Firewall:

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Windows Firewall.
  3. Click the Exceptions tab.
  4. Click the Add Port button.
  5. Enter a name in the Name field.
  6. Enter a number in the Port Number field.
  7. Select either TCP or UDP.
  8. Click OK.

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Windows Vista

  1. Click Add Icon and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Windows Firewall.
  3. Click the Exceptions tab.
  4. Click the Add Port button.
  5. Enter a name in the Name field.
  6. Enter a number in the Port Number field.
  7. Click either TCP or UDP.
  8. Click OK.

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Windows 7

  1. Click Add Icon and select Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security.
  3. Click Windows Firewall.
  4. Click Advanced Settings.
  5. Click Inbound Rules and select New Rule.
  6. Select Port and click Next.
  7. Select either TCP or UDP and either All Local Ports or Specific Local Ports.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select either Allow the Connection, Allow the Connection If Secure, or Block the Connection.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Select either Domain, Private, or Public profile.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Enter a Name and Description of the rule.
  14. Click Finish.

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