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Accessing W8 Firewall


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#1
Trying to turn off the Firewall to run a test. I can't access the page I need.
I've attached 2 screenshots - one of the 'Turn Firewall on/Off' and one for 'advanced Settings'
How do I access the Firewall
 

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#3
Hello Alias, :)

You might see if you may be able to turn off/on Windows Firewall in the Control Panel instead using the method in the tutorial below.

:arrow:Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums
Thanks for the quick reply. Maybe I'm reading the tutorial wrong, but I used Control Panel>Windows Firewall>Turn On/Off to get the screenshots I posted. If there's another way in the tutorial, I missed it.
 

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It was hard to tell if that was from the Control Panel in your screenshot, so posted that just to make sure.

If you click on the "Use recommended settings" button, does that allow you to turn it off like in the tutorial?

In addition, is the Windows Firewall service enabled, set to automatic, and running?

Services - Start, Stop, and Disable in Windows 8
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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#5
It sure looks like your firewall is either off or malfunctioning, neither pic looks like it's in a normal state.

The first pic which appears to be Control Panel looks sparse, did you remove or stop any functionality?

The second pic looks like it's the firewall snap-in, the error is blocking things. What did you click on within the advanced settings snap-in to trigger the error? If you go back to advanced settings, does it show your firewall running, stopped, disabled? The top header (Windows Firewall with Advanced Security...), what does it show for Overview within the Action pane, it should show Windows Firewall is on w/ a green shield normally? Is it Off, in Error???

If you click on the Windows Firewall Properties link within Overview (at bottom), what is the state of your firewall - Domain, Public, Private, etc? Btw, don't stop it here, use Control Panel.

If you go down to Firewall - Monitoring (Console tree on left) -> (Action pane) next to Name (left) Green Shields... the far right -> Status (OK)?

I provided a pic of my system, it's about as vanilla as you can get so should be the default look and feel. You can get to the firewall settings a few ways... from file explorer, click This PC (nothing else highlighted, drives or folders), click the Properties icon (upper left), then Control Panel Home. You can also get their by using the Start menu then clicking on Control Panel within the Windows System apps section. Regardless how you get there, using small or large icons, click Windows Firewall - see my attached pic.
 

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