How to Open or Close Ports on PC with Windows 10, 8 7 or Router πŸ–§πŸŒπŸ”§

Hello everybody! In this video, I’m going to show you how
to open ports in a Windows operating system, how to check if the necessary port is open,
check the status of all ports, and find out which port is used by a specific program. If you are an avid online gamer, an active user of
file sharing services and torrents, or you want to create your own game server, you probably
know that you’ll have to open some extra ports for your needs. It can be done on your router and in the firewall
settings of your operating system. How to check open ports Before you start opening ports it’s worth
checking which are already open. There are special apps to help you, but you
can always do it with standard built-in utilities as well. Launch the Command prompt as Administrator
and type the following command: netstat –aon
This command tells the computer to display the information on the status of network connections
and ports: A – all connections and waiting ports
O – showing the process ID N – the port number and address in a numerical
expression If you want the information displayed page
by page, add the word “more” at the end. After you enter this command, the result will
be shown on the screen as a table. Now let’s talk about identification names
in detail LISTENING — the port is listening for incoming
connections; ESTABLISHED — the port has an established
point-to-point connection; TIME WAIT — the port is waiting after close
to handle packets still in the network. CLOSE WAIT – the connection is waiting for
the port to close. Getting to know the ports used by a specific
program To find out which port id used by a specific
program, add the letter B to this command – this is how you tell the computer to show
the process name. As a result, you will also see the name of
the program using this port. Checking ports online
There are also online services to check open ports, for example or
and the links are below this video. Just choose “Checking the port”, enter
the port number, and click Check. You will see the result below, “Port is
open” or “Port is closed.” Now let’s talk about opening a port if it’s
closed – and you can open it with the Windows firewall. However, you should always remember that the
more openings you have in your firewall, the more vulnerable your computer is. Opening a port in Windows firewall
To open a specific port in a Windows operating system, open Control Panel, Windows Firewall
and click on “Advanced settings.” It will open Windows Firewall with advanced
security. You can also open it with the Run window by
pressing Win+R key shortcut and typing “firewall.cpl.” Now select “Inbound Rules” and then “New
rule.” Check the Port option here, specify the port
to open (7000), “Allow the connection,” don’t change anything here, give the rule
a name and click Finish. In the same way, create a rule for UDP protocol
and these two rules for outbound connections. That’s all – the port is open. If you need to close the port again, just
choose it from the list and click “Delete.” Opening a port with Command Prompt
Another way to open ports in Windows is with the command prompt. To do it, start the command prompt as administrator
and type the following command netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=L2TP_TCP
protocol=TCP localport=7001 action=allow dir=IN This command will create a rule L2TP_TCP and
open TCP protocol port 7001 in inbound connections. In the same way, type a similar command to
add a rule for the same port but with UDP protocol. netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=L2TP_UDP
protocol=UDP localport=7001 action=allow dir=IN You will see an OK message here if the commands
are completed successfully. Don’t forget that to enable the work of
PPTP protocol you should open the port not only for the managing session 1723 (TCP) but
also allow work for the GRE protocol. That’s why you need to type the following
command: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=All_GRE
protocol=47 dir=in action=allow Opening ports for games or programs
If you need to open ports for a specific application, you’ll have to create a rule in advanced
settings of the Windows firewall, and this time you choose the option “Program” instead
of “Port.” See more in another video – the link is in
the description. If the port is still closed after all the
actions, it means the port is closed in the router. You can watch another video in our channel
to see how to forward a port on a router – and the link is below as usual. Forwarding ports in an antivirus
To open a port in antivirus settings you should find the exclusions section and add the required
program to the white list. As there is so much antivirus software around,
it’s the only solution that works with any program. Opening a port with uTorrent
Here’s one more way to open a certain port with the help of a torrent program. To begin with, go to Options / Preferences,
and choose Connection. In the line “Port used for incoming connections”
type the port you need and click Apply. Now let’s go to the website to check this
port – you can see it’s open, but if you exit the application, the port becomes closed
again. Why you should keep ports 80 and 443 open
Among the multitude of ports, there are those used by popular applications by default: for
example, ports 80 and 443 are used by browsers. Port 80 is for ordinary encryption and port
443 for protected encrypted connections, and if you close these ports, there may be difficulties
with connecting to gaming, cloud and other services. Yet if they are closed and everything works
without any problems, don’t hurry to open them. Below this video you will find the list of
most frequently used ports and their description. That is all for now. Hit the Like button and subscribe to our channel. Leave comments to ask questions. Thank you for watching. Good luck.

13 thoughts on “How to Open or Close Ports on PC with Windows 10, 8 7 or Router πŸ–§πŸŒπŸ”§

  1. Watch how to open ports in a Windows operating system, how to check if the necessary port is open, check the status of all ports, and find out which port is used by a specific program. Did you like the video? Click Like button and subscribe to Hetman Software channel. We will be glad to answer any questions in comments.

  2. Sir I open port in window firewall to access my pc remotely by through port forwarding but still i cant. Can u help me what is the reason?

  3. Hi. I'm new to this topic and I found your video very helpful. Question, is this process you demonstrate in this vid a process that would work for port connection issues from, say, connecting with a virtual Linux box to a remote Windows 10 box via SSH? How often do you present vids? I subscribed to your channel. God bless! =)

  4. Here's a funny thing, when I open a port through Utorrent, it shows success however when I open it through the firewall method, it doesnt work. WHY?

  5. OMG THANK YOU! I researched the port I needed for a dj program, and then did this and YAY I AM STREAMING! Thank you so so so much!

  6. its not working for me. i want to open port 80 and 15000 but it shows it closed only.. what can i do for that reply if possible.

  7. Can you help me what does this mean? Ensure that ports 80, 443, 3478, 3479, 5060, 5062, 6250, and 12000-65000 are unblocked.

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