My p2p client is not working properly anymore [v4]

The default Global Rules changed from being alerted for incoming traffic on a per case basis to a general block of all incoming traffic (default Stealth).

There are two solutions to this situation:

  • Restore the old way by using the Stealth Ports Wizard (Firewall → Common Tasks) and choosing “Alert me to incoming connections - stealth my ports on a per-case basis” → Finish (see first image)

You will now be alerted again when there is incoming traffic for the program.

[li]Try the new way and open the needed ports in Global Rules following:

To open the port 1723 TCP and UDP 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 or UDP
Direction: In
Description: Open ports for p2p program

Source address: Any
Destination Address: Choose MAC address and fill in the found MAC/Physical address
Source Port: Any
Destination Port: 1723 (see image 2)

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 (see image 3).

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