Windows 10: Turn On / Off Firewalls

Sometimes Firewalls can affect connectivity. You can see if the connection issue is caused by a firewall by turning it off temporarily and then trying to visit a website you trust.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Turning off your Firewall makes your PC more vulnerable to hackers, worms, or viruses. Turn it back on as soon as possible.

To Turn On / Off Firewalls in Windows 10:

1. Click on the Windows button in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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2. Type Command Prompt into the Search bar. Then right click on the Command Prompt icon, and select Run as Administrator.

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3. If prompted, select Yes to allow changes to be made to the computer.

4. When the Administrator: Command Prompt window appears, type netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off, and press Enter.

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5. After doing so, open a web browser and go to a trustworthy website to see if the connection is still available.

6. To turn firewalls back ON, type netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state on then click Enter on the keyboard.

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Referenced from: Microsoft

5/2/2024 3:44:45 PM