How to allow controller network to establish communication through a Windows firewall.

PROBLEM  

 

How can I reboot my controller and gain communication with the PC if my IT department will not let me turn off the Windows Firewall?

 

ANSWER

 

Go to:

 

Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall > Allowed Programs > Check FTP Server under Domain (Figure 1).

 

Figure 1 – Allowing FTP service to communicate through Windows Firewall

 

Note: If you have antivirus software installed on the PC you may need to similarly allow exceptions for the FTP server.  You may need to refer to the antivirus software literature on how to do this or ask the vendor of the program.

 

 

K
Keary is the author of this solution article.

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