[KB3112] Open or close (allow or deny) a specific port on the ESET firewall


  • Create a firewall rule to allow or deny specific connections based on port number or range of port numbers


Firewall troubleshooting?

This article is part of a series of recommended steps to troubleshoot firewall issues. Click here to start with step 1.

  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.

  2. Press the F5 key to access Advanced setup.

  3. Click Network ProtectionFirewall, expand Advanced and click Edit next to Rules.

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  1. Click Add to create a new rule.

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  1. Type a name for the rule in the Name field, select Both from the Direction drop-down menu and then select Allow or Deny from the Action drop-down menu, depending on whether or not you want to block or allow this specific port.

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  1. Click the Local tab and then type the number of the port or range of ports in the Port field. When you are finished, click OK. The new rule will appear in the Firewall rules window.

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  1. Select the check box next to Show built in (predefined) rules, scroll to the bottom of the list, select the new rule you added and then click the Top icon to move the rule to the top of the list. Click OKOK to save your changes and exit Advanced setup.

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