Programs require manual port configurations with Internet Connection Firewall

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This article lists some programs that require you to manually open ports so that the programs can work correctly. To work correctly, some programs need to have specific ports open so that traffic can pass through the Internet Connection Firewall.

Programs that require manually opened ports to work correctly

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ProgramTCP portsUDP ports
AOL Instant Messenger443,563
Crimson Skies28805,28801,3040, 1121
Decent 319001900,2092
Diablo II40006112
Need for Speed94426112
Rainbow Six2346,2347,2348


For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
308127 How to manually open ports in Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP
283673 How to turn on or turn off the firewall in Windows XP
For more information about other programs, see the following related information.

With Internet Connection Sharing enabled

227148 Unable to connect error message using MIRC and ICS in Windows Millennium Edition and Windows 98
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.


Article ID: 307554 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 1.6
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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