Windows : Allow your programs through Windows Firewall

Search for applications with “firewall” keyword.
On Windows 10 – You will need Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.

Click on “Inbound rules”, and on the right pane, select “New Rule..”.

Select The Port Option

If you want a specific port to unlock, select the port option. Select the correct transport protocol and port number on the next step

You can name your rule. It is recommended to choose a name, that describes the application which uses this port.

Your port now accessible on your local network. If you want to unlock a port to the Internet, you need to set up a port forward in your router’s settings.

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