How to Open a Port in Windows 7

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Go to Start and open the Windows Control Panel. Search for “Firewall” and open the Windows Firewall.

Windows Control Panel - Firewall

On the left panel, click on Advanced Settings.

The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security prompt out. Right click on Inbound Rules and select New Rule.

Inbound Rules - New Rule

Select Port for the rule type and click Next.

Rule Type - Port

Select TCP and define the port number. Click Next.

Protocol and Ports - TCP

On this Action stage, you can select the option Allow the connection.

Action - Allow the connection

Select when does the rule to apply – Domain, Private and Public.

Profile - Domain, Private & Public

Finally, enter the name and description to this rule.

Name and Description of Rule

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