Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the Windows 8 Firewall
Figure 19-4: Inbound firewall rules are used in various profiles.
3. Under Actions in the right pane, click New Rule.
4. The New Inbound Rule Wizard loads and asks you for the type of rule
you would like to create. For this scenario, select Port and click Next.
5. You are asked to specify what type of port to open. Unless you have an
application that specifically requires a UDP port, you’ll select TCP almost
every time. For this scenario, select TCP. Also on this screen, type 800 in
the specific port box because you want to open up only port 800. Click
Next when you are done.
6. The next screen asks you to define the action of the rule. You can choose to
Allow The Connection, Allow The Connection If It Is Secure (on a network
with IPSEC), or Block The Connection depending on what you want to
do. Select Allow The Connection and click Next.
7. Select what profiles this rule will be part of. Profiles allow your rule to
only apply to certain situations such as if your PC is actively connected to
a corporate network with a Windows Domain, a private network such as
at home or connected to a public network such as free WiFi at your local
coffee spot. By default, all the profiles are checked; uncheck any profiles
you do not want your rule to be part of and click Next.
8. The last step is to name your new rule. Type a name and a description if
you want and click Finish.