Can't open ports in Windows 10

KyūGreywolf † 16 Reputation points


I'm trying to set up a dedicated server for a game, and just can't for the life of me, seem to be able to open the required ports. I've set up port forwarding in the router settings (all UDP, and one both TCP and UDP), as well as allowing them through Windows Firewall via Rules (inbound). Nothing seems to work no matter what, and I can't work out where the problem is. Regardless of what I can do, I can't connect.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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  1. Sunny Qi 10,921 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thanks for posting in Q&A platform.

    May I know the port for allowing connection is local port or remote port?

    For opening local ports in Windows Firewall, please refer to the following detailed steps:

    To open local port 80

    1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Windows Firewall. Control Panel is not configured for 'Category' view, you only need to select Windows Firewall.
    2. Click Advanced Settings.
    3. Click Inbound Rules.
    4. Click New Rule in the Actions window.
    5. Click Rule Type of Port.
    6. Click Next.
    7. On the Protocol and Ports page click TCP.
    8. Select Specific Local Ports and type a value of 80.
    9. Click Next.
    10. On the Action page click Allow the connection.
    11. Click Next.
    12. On the Profile page click the appropriate options for your environment.
    13. Click Next
    14. On the Name page enter a name ****
    15. Click Finish.
    16. Restart the computer.

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  2. Anonymous

    Regardless of what I can do,

    Any details of what you're trying to accomplish?

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  3. KyūGreywolf † 16 Reputation points

    Well, the dedicated server has a requirement that certain ports needs to be open, but I can't open them. At this point, I'm thinking my router's probably the problem

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  4. Anonymous

    Ok, well still absolutely nothing to go on here.

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