Firewall and Port Forwarding

Ok so My multi player game client needs port forwarding to work. It’s all set up in my router and it works fine but when I install CIS the firewall blocks its connections even when all the apps are trusted (client and the game) and after I delete the rules and put it in training.
It works when I just install the AV and D+, so it has to be the firewall.

Windows 7 HP 32Bit
CIS 4.0
Game Multi Player Client: War Zone

Read the following. It will tell you how to open a port. You can extend the story to other ports and protocols.

To open the port TCP 1723 for example

First step is to determine the MAC or Physical address of you network connector. Go to Start → Run → cmd → enter → a black box will show up and enter the following → ipconfig /all (notice the space before /all) → enter → now look up the Physical address and write it down.

Notice that Physical address = MAC address

Firewall → Advanced → Network Security policy → Global Rules → Add → fill in the following:
Action: Allow
Protocol: TCP
Direction: In
Description: Incoming Port

Source address: Any
Destination Address: Choose MAC address and fill in the found MAC/Physical address
Source Port: Any
Destination Port: 1723

Then push Apply → Now make sure that the new rule is somewhere above the basic block rule(s) as the bottom (the block rules have red icons); you can drag and drop the rules → Ok.

I’ve just reinstalled the firewall part and tried this and its still blocking the ports :confused:

EDIT done a reboot and now its all working :smiley: thanks for the help.