How to open port in Windows 10 Firewall?

Original Title: Open port in the windows 10 firewall?

How do you open a port in the windows 10 firewall?

I tried to search here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/search?query=open%20a%20port%20in%20the%20firewall but this thing returns answers that link you here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10 it seems no matter what I click on the answer is https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10

THEN I come here try to ask and I get a popup trying to FORCE more useless answers on me.

I clicked on the help in the firewall program and it takes me here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10 its like a giant cycle of stupidity.

Sorry if I sound harsh but Microsoft used up all my patients first with the firewall with no help (what if I was off line Microsoft then what) then even more patients trying to SIGN IN to these forums with more security hoops than Hillary's email server.

I Googled for windows 10 firewall help but none of the instructions come close to matching what I am seeing in my firewall.

Last question, with security being a high priority why isn't the firewall INTUITIVE to the point where a user never even needs to click on the "Help" button? I am to the point of just turning the firewall off and leaving it off taking my chances with it open.

The good people at Microsoft, the engineers and software writers REALLY needs to Google (NOT BING) Gufw Firewall then they will understand my current demeanor.

Thanks in advance.

FYI I just picked the top one on the list of "Windows Topics" a moderator who knows this place can move this topic if its in the wrong place none of the choices made any sense to me.

 

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Last updated June 12, 2019 Views 23,160 Applies to:

Hi,

 

Follow the steps below and check if you are able to open a portal in Firewall on the computer.

 

  1. Press Windows logo + X keys on the keyboard and select Control panel from the context menu.
  2. Select System and Security from the options and click on Windows Firewall from right side panel of the window.
  3. Click on Advanced settings and select Inbound Rules from left side panel of the window.
  4. Click on New Rule under Actions tab from right side panel and select Port radio button from the window.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions and check if the changes are effective.

 

Write to us with the status of opening port in the Windows 10 Firewall on the computer in the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.

 

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Thanks for the reply but too late after my experience with Windows 8 and now the UN-intuitive Windows 10 I have decided to focus my efforts on learning Linux Mint 18. We are done with Windows products in this home.

FYI we installed Linux Mint 18 on our laptop that we made the mistake of upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 FOR FREE now it runs 10x faster and even has a intuitive firewall that is not hidden or buried some place where you have to perform 19 maneuvers to access.

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Followed directions, but port still will not open (port 8000).

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Hi,

You can manually permit a program to access the internet by opening a firewall port. You will need to know what port it uses and the protocol to make this work. Let's follow these steps to open ports in Windows 10 firewall:

1. Navigate to Control Panel, System and Security and Windows Firewall.
2. Select Advanced settings and highlight Inbound Rules in the left pane.
3. Right click Inbound Rules and select New Rule.
4. Add the port you need to open and click Next.
5. Add the protocol (TCP or UDP) and the port number into the next window and click Next.
6. Select Allow the connection in the next window and hit Next.
7. Select the network type as you see fit and click Next.
8. Name the rule something meaningful and click Finish.

Let us know if you need any other assistance.

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this is false information. there is no way to open ports on win10 it only letsyou add applications to the list. I am getting very tired of windows become progressively impossible for people to use.

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