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RE: Proper Configuration of Windows 7 Firewall


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#1 pandabird

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:05 PM

How do you properly configure the Windows Firewall?

I was at the Gibson grc.com site to scan my common ports and it noted that a "ping" could be detected. I have tried to configure the firewall myself but I cannot get it to "PASS" this test. Some settings must have been altered in my Windows Firewall, possibly from a recent run of the Tweaking.com Windows Repair Utility.

 

I appreciate any assistance. Thank you.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:01 AM

I also just failed on the default settings.

Then in "Inbound Rules" I disabled all the Remote Assistance, plus the one at the top of the list that says "Allow Everything".

After that, it passed the Common Ports test, and the "All Service Ports" 1-1056 test.

 

This is NOT fully tested, so don't be surprised if disabling "Allow Everything" has blocked something.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:00 PM

I was at the Gibson grc.com site to scan my common ports and it noted that a "ping" could be detected.

 

Do you know if your Windows machine has a public IP address or a private IP address?

 

If it's private, then the ping echo is from your network device, not from your Windows machine.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:30 PM

I also just failed on the default settings.

Then in "Inbound Rules" I disabled all the Remote Assistance, plus the one at the top of the list that says "Allow Everything".

After that, it passed the Common Ports test, and the "All Service Ports" 1-1056 test.

 

This is NOT fully tested, so don't be surprised if disabling "Allow Everything" has blocked something.

Thanks i will try this out.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:32 PM

 

I was at the Gibson grc.com site to scan my common ports and it noted that a "ping" could be detected.

 

Do you know if your Windows machine has a public IP address or a private IP address?

 

If it's private, then the ping echo is from your network device, not from your Windows machine.

 

I do not know if my computer has a public or private IP.  How can one find out?
There should be a site link where someone explains in easy to understand way how to properly configure this Windows7 firewall.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

What is a Private IP Address? An explanation for the novice user
Public and Private Addresses
What is the difference between public and private IP addresses?
How to Find Your Computers Private & Public IP Addresses

To view your IP address:
Press the WINKEY + R keys on your keyboard or click Start > Run... and in the Open dialog box, type: cmd
press Enter.

If using Vista/Windows 7/8, click the Start Orb and in the Search box, type: cmd
Right-click on cmd.exe and select Run As Administrator or use Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
Click Yes if prompted by the User Account Control.

At the command prompt C:\>_, type: ipconfig
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

Use ipconfig as quietman7 explained to you in detail.

 

If it's a private IP addres it will probably start with 192.168.

 

Other private IP ranges are
10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

Use ipconfig as quietman7 explained to you in detail.

 

If it's a private IP addres it will probably start with 192.168.

 

Other private IP ranges are
10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255

 

I must have a "private" IP address as it begins with 192.168

 

I have a "public" IP address too. It lists like 173.a.b.c     {a,b,c are #'s 1-255}

 

How to Find Your Computers Private & Public IP Addresses

 


Edited by pandabird, 27 August 2013 - 09:45 PM.





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