Allow a program through Windows Firewall
Question: How do I allow a program through Windows Firewall?
Answer: You can allow a program through Windows Firewall by doing the following:
1) Click on ‘Control Panel‘ and then ‘Security Centre‘ or ‘Windows Firewall‘. (If you clicked on Windows Firewall, skip step 2 and go onto 3)
2) Click on ‘Windows Firewall‘.
3) Then click on ‘Allow a program through Windows Firewall‘ in the left hand sidebar. (In Windows Vista, you will be prompted with the User Account Control)
4) In the pop-up window (You should be in the Expections tab), tick the program that you want to allow through the Firewall. If the program that you want is not listed in the scroll down menu, then click on the ‘Add Program‘ button and then add the program that you would like. Make sure that the program is ticked after you added it and then click ‘OK‘