Windows Firewall Configuring
A firewall is a software that checks information coming from the Internet or a network and then either blocks/allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your settings.
A firewall can prevent hackers or malicious software from gaining access to your computer through a network or the Internet or stop your computer from sending malicious software to other computers. In this chapter we will learn how to open a port in firewall on example of Windows 10/8/7 Firewall.
To open Windows 10 Firewall use Search, type “firewall” and launch this Control Panel from search results:
To open Windows 8/7 you have several alternatives to opening the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security: 1) Open the standard Windows Firewall window, by going to "Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Firewall". 2) In Windows 7, another method is to search for the word “firewall” in the Start Menu search box and click the "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security" result.
In the left pane of the window click Advanced settings.
Windows Firewall has a standard set of inbound and outbound rules, which are enabled depending on the location of the network you are connected to. Inbound rules are applied to the traffic that is coming from the network and the Internet to your computer or device. Outbound rules apply to the traffic from your computer to the network or the Internet. These rules can be configured so that they are specific to: computers, users, programs, services, ports or protocols. You can also specify to which type of network adapter (e.g. wireless, cable, virtual private network) or user profile it is applied to. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, you can access all rules and edit their properties. Just click on the appropriate section in the left-side panel.
The rules used by the Windows Firewall can be enabled or disabled. The ones which are enabled or active are marked with a green check-box in the Name column. The ones that are disabled are marked with a gray check-box. To create new rule for opening a port please click on the New Rule menu item in the right pane:
Next, follow the instructions of Wizard:
1) On the first step select Rule type - Port 25
2) On the second step select TCP and specify local port (8083 for default Forex Copier Remote server port)
3) On the next window please select "Allow the connection".
4) On the next window we recommend to check all the profiles.
5) Finally - type the name of the rule: Forex Copier Remote Server.