Add Port Using Firewall In Windows® 7
What are the methods to add ports using firewall in Windows 7? Discuss the relationship between ports and firewall.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating system that comes with variety of new features that offer a great system performance. Home Group, Snap, Windows Live Essential, Magnifier are some of the new features in Windows 7. As Windows 7 is very responsive you can start your PC very quickly. Windows 7 has been designed in such a way that it is very fast in searching files, folders, applications within seconds. Ports in Windows 7 usually refer to either physical or virtual connection points. The ports are the one which allows the connection of cables to computers, modem, routers and other external devices. Without much interference, the ports allow the software applications to share hardware resources. Firewall is a software which is installed in your Windows 7 system so as to keep your system protected from Internet threats. It has the ability to block all unauthorized communications from entering in to your PC.
Following are the relationship between ports and firewall and the method to add ports using firewall in Windows 7:
- Importance of ports and firewall
- Relation between ports and firewall
- Method to add port using firewall
Importance of ports and firewall
The ports are usually the address associated with the process on your Windows 7 Operating System. With the help of these ports, the computers manage their network travelling. The ports must be opened only when some sort of web server is running on the machine. Firewall in Windows 7 Operating System is user-friendly and more evolutionary. It blocks the connections to the programs which are not in the list of allowed programs and allows you to configure the settings of each network separately.
Relation between ports and firewall
When the programs on one computer communicate with another they need to specify a particular port. As the communications are carrying out there are chances of security risks. A firewall has been designed to block all those communications which are risky on certain ports. A firewall has the ability to block everything except the ports which are important for World Wide Web, e-mail and encrypted secure logins.
In order to add port using firewall in Windows 7, you will have to follow certain steps. Fist, you need to go to the Start Menu and select 'Run'. Then, in the Run dialog box, you need to type "wscui.cpl" and click 'Ok'. After that, you need to click 'Windows firewall' and on the 'Exceptions' tab click 'Add port'.
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