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Join Date: Jan 2006
Re: how to unblock a port
To manually open a port, follow these steps :
- Click Start, and then click My Network Places.
- Under Network Tasks, click View Network Connections. (Or, right-click My Network Places on the desktop, and then click Properties.)
- Right-click the connection that you use for the Internet, and then click Properties.
- Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings.
- Note If the Settings button is unavailable, ICF is not enabled on this connection, and you do not have to open any ports (because they are all already open).
- Click Add to open a new port.
- In the Description box, type a friendly name. For example, type File Sharing : Port 445.
- In the Name or IP address of the computer hosting this service on your network box, type 127.0.0.1.
- Note You can specify the IP address of an internal computer. But you typically will use 127.0.0.1.
- In the External port and Internal port boxes, type the port number. Generally, this number is the same.
- Click either TCP or UDP, and then click OK.
- Repeat steps 1 through 9 for each port that you want to open.