Getting Started With Windows 10 Port Forwarding: All You Need To Know
Every PC features a firewall, which is mainly a security feature. Firewalls protect your home network from malicious traffic from the outside and inside your network. When you encounter issues while dealing with applications and programs on your Windows 10 PC, your connectivity might destabilize and require a fix to run normally. In such a case, the firewall will check the program’s database that is trying to communicate through the network-enabled ports to see whether it is permitted or not and take appropriate action. Here’s all you’ll need for Windows 10 Port Forwarding:
Things You’ll Need Beforehand
Before port forwarding windows 10, you will need the following details about the firewall port:
- Port Number
- Port Protocol
How to Port Forward Windows 10
To effectively run some applications, programs, or games, you will need to allow communication between the program and your network by opening specific ports (Known as port forwarding). Through port forwarding, inbound traffic, and incoming data from the internet can communicate with your program and app to allow you to carry specific functions of the software. We give you a step by step guide on how to port forward Windows 10 with the following simple steps:
- Right-click the Start tab.
- Navigate to the Control Panel, then select System and Security
- Select Windows Firewall
- Select the Advanced Settings, then click Inbound Rules on the left of the window frame
- Right-click the Inbound Rules in the window’s right frame, then select New Rule.
- Add the port you want to forward and click Next.
- In the next window, enter the Protocol, either TCP or UDP, then click Next.
- You can click allow All local ports or specify the local ports you want to forward by clicking the Specific local ports.
- Enter the port numbers you want to forward on the Specific local ports box and click Next
- Click Allow the connection, whether on your domain, private home network, or public network location. The Public network location is, however, not recommended due to its security risks.
- Click Next
- Select the Network type you want to allow the connection over, then click Next
- Give the rule a name, then click the Finish tab to port forward on your Windows 10.