How to configure Windows firewall to allow HTTP and HTTPS connections

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Follow these steps to configure Windows firewall to allow HTTP and HTTPS connections.

  1. Select the Windows Start Icon > Control Panel
  2. Set View by (at the upper right hand corner of the Control Panel) to Large Icons or Small Icons
  3. Select Windows Firewall
  4. In the left panel, select Advanced settings
  5. In the left panel, select Inbound Rules
  6. In the right panel (Actions), select New Rule
  7. In the New Inbound Rule Wizard dialog box, bullet Port and select Next
  8. Bullet TCP, bullet Specific local ports, enter 80, 443, and press Next
  9. Bullet Allow the connection and select Next
  10. Check Domain, Private, and Public, and select Next
  11. In Name, type a short description such as Allow HTTP (80) and HTTPS (443) and select Finish

 

 



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