[KB7950] Add a trusted IP address to allow connection to a network device such as a computer or printer in ESET PROTECT (8.x – 9.x)


  • You are unable to connect to another computer or device, such as a printer on your network
  • Add devices to the trusted range of IP addresses defined on the computer you are trying to connect from


 Endpoint users: Perform these steps on individual client workstations

  Home users: View instructions to resolve this issue in your ESET home product

  1. Open the ESET PROTECT Web Console in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Policies → New Policy.

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  3. Type a Name for your policy.

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  4. Click Settings and select ESET Endpoint for Windows from the product drop-down menu.

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  5. Click Network ProtectionFirewall. From the Filtering mode drop-down menu, select Automatic mode.

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  6. Click Network Protection, expand Zones and click Edit next to Zones.

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  7. Select Trusted zone and click Edit.

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  8. Type the trusted IP addresses in the Remote computer address field and click OK.

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Multiple IP addresses

Use commas to separate multiple IP addresses, for example:,,

  1. Click Save. The IP addresses used below are examples; you must type the actual IP address of the computer/device that you are connecting to. 

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  2. Click AssignAssign.

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  3. Select the check box next to the computer name, and click OK.

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  4. Click Finish. The policy will apply to the selected computers.