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How do I add a trusted IP address to allow connection

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  1. voip4africa

    voip4africa Thread Starter

    Aug 24, 2007
    Windows Firewall - How do I add a trusted IP address to allow connection to a Win 8.1 PC acting as a Web based server on the LAN

    I've got this Win8.1 PC which I've installed LAMP to and am wanting to use as a server for a web-based PoS over the LAN/Wi-Fi.

    This server and the PoS are all configured and running well, just that I need trusted devices to be able to access the web server over the Wi-Fi/LAN.

    I believe I need to configure Windows Firewall to allow certain IP numbers access.

    Currently, any devices trying to log in to the PoS Web app are not being given access, but when I trn off Windows Firewall on the Win 8.1 PC, devices can access.
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    On your Win 8 PC, go to Control Panel > Windows firewall with advanced security.

    On the left hand side menu, select Inbound Rules.

    On the right hand side menu, select New Rule.

    In the dialog box that pops up,

    Select Custom. Next
    Select All Programs. Next
    Select Protocol type : TCP
    On Local Port : select Selective Ports
    On the blank space below, type in "80,443". Next
    On Which remote address does this rule apply to : select radio button These IP addresses
    Click Add button.
    In the dialog box that follows, select These IP Addresses or subnet
    In the blank field below, type in the ip addresses of the client PC. Click OK button
    Click Next button
    Select Allow connection. Next
    Leave all 3 check boxes checkmarked. Next
    Give the firewall rule a name
    Click Finish

    That's it.

    If you have more clients, do the above again
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