Hi! I have an issue with firewall blocking incomming UDP connection. I have facetracker on my phone that sends data packets to a specific port on my PC via Open Sound Control protocol. Several packets per second.
Firewall blocks that and lists that as network intrusions. I have rules with very high alert, warn me on incoming connections and also global to allow everything inside local network. But those incoming connections get blocked without any warnings at all. Never a single request.
How do I solve that issue and allow them?
Ok, fixed that by allowing connections to said port for Windows Operating System, since the logs mentioned it. Weird that simply making a global rule to allow for connections to this port didn’t work. RDP access was quite easy to add this way. Also weird that system never asked me if I allow inbound connection too. May be it fit some of those prebuilt rules for system…
Your supposed to add the application that is running and listening on the port to receive the connection requests. The firewall won’t alert for it if the application has a trusted rating. If it runs as a windows service that is hosted within svchost then you would create the allow incoming rule for svchost.