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Offline aneel_2

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Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« on: March 13, 2013, 09:41:31 PM »
I have  followed the instruction and added a Local Host in Windows firewall and in the Router Website...When I use Simple Port Forwarding Tester it shows SUCCESS to the ports added provided the Windows firewall is turned OFF. But when the Windows firewall is on the same ports status shows FAILED.

I'm not to keen to open/turn off Windows Firewall..

Please let me know if there is any solution to this...Appreciate any help.

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Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 06:05:05 AM »
#1 What version of Windows is this?

#2 If you have another software firewall, what is the name and version of the other software firewall?
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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 06:06:23 PM »
So the Windows firewall is blocking my port tester.

As trpted said, what version of Windows are you on? This way I can give you a guide off the net on how to work with the Windows firewall.

Also what antivirus do you have installed, some antiviruses have firewalls built into them as well.

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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 09:30:06 PM »
Thanks for your replies.

I use Windows 7 version and Avast (Anti Virus) free version. I'm not sure if Avast is blocking the port since this happens only with Windows Firewall turning on/off.

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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 10:26:05 AM »
I use Avast free as well. It doesn't have a firewall so only Windows is the one you have. :wink:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows7/allow-a-program-to-communicate-through-windows-firewall

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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 01:16:49 AM »
I have already added Simple Port Tester and Local Host with the Port Nos I'm testing under allow programmes in Windows Firewall. The result is always a failure if the Windows Firewall is turned on...But Success if I test after turning off Windows firewall.

Any other solution?  Let me know

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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 01:26:59 PM »
There must be an advanced setting in the firewall that is blocking it.

Try restoring the windows firewall back to defaults :wink:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/restore-windows-firewall-settings

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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 09:50:30 PM »
After restoring back to defaults its working...Thanks a ton.

But I'm curious to know how is it working if I have not added specified ports in Windows Firewall?

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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 11:20:36 AM »
My program is allowed through the firewall. You dont have to add the ports to the firewall you can add the program instead :-)

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Re: Port Opens when Windows firewall is OFF
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 11:20:36 AM »