I applied inbound rules for port: 1935, as well as outbound.

When I check on canyouseeme.org, it says it (port 1935) times out.

When I completely turn off Windows 7's firewall, it works without a problem.

I can't always have that off or with my luck Freddy Kruger will slash my PC to bits.

Windows Firewall logs at %systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\Firewall\pfirewall.log show this:

2014-04-21 19:59:43 DROP TCP 52974 1935 60 S 2436636932 0 14600 - - - RECEIVE

I see the word "drop". I'm assuming that's why it's not connecting. So what's it mean and how do I fix this mess?

  • How about enabling the Windows Firewall log so that you can confirm the inbound traffic and see what the firewall is doing with it (allowing or denying). If you don't see it in the firewall log then you can launch a packet capture and look for it there. – joeqwerty Apr 21 '14 at 23:17
  • Also, if this traffic is inbound then you don't need an outbound rule. Get rid of that as it only serves to complicate the troubleshooting process. – joeqwerty Apr 21 '14 at 23:19
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    Start with the firewall log. Go to Administrative Tools, then to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, then click the Windows Firewall Properties link, then for each network profile (tab) click the Customize button under Logging and enable logging for dropped packets AND successful connections. Then run your test and then open the firewall log and see what's there. – joeqwerty Apr 21 '14 at 23:31
  • It should be at %systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\Firewall\pfirewall.log – joeqwerty Apr 21 '14 at 23:45
  • Yes, the firewall log should be in the same location on a 64bit machine. By test I mean run a test from canyouseeme.org – joeqwerty Apr 21 '14 at 23:49

I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve but I would try Comodo firewall as it lets you be selective of what you allow to happen on your system. Remember if you do this to not have both windows firewall and comodo running at the same time.

  • thanks for the back up plan, but i really cant add outside firewalls – albert einstein Apr 22 '14 at 10:09
  • Not even if you tried it on a usb stick or something like that? – Alex Apr 22 '14 at 16:35

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