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Is it OK to turn off firewall to allow my friends to log onto Minecraft server?

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Until 2 days ago I was able to run my own minecraft server using hamachi.

After installing some windows updates, my friends are unable to connect to my server.

Windows firewall won't let me add exception to allow inbound connections to hamachi or MC server so the only way that we could make it work is by turning off the firewall.

Is this safe?

My friend is an IT major and he said its fine because I'm connected through a router... he said since it has WPA2 encryption or something, I'm fine.

Is this true? Is there an alternative that I can use to have the server and firewall running?
    
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Router is a firewall, yes.

You need to add an exception to the firewall rules.
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so it is okay to shut windows firewall off?

i have a cable going from the wall to my router, and another cable from router to my PC
    
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you don't have to turn off your firewall, just allow it to make an exception to your firewall when windows prompts you
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i did but its not working.

we made exception and it wont allow it at all.

everything worked fine until yesterday when i shut down the computer for windows updates
    
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Originally Posted by Tori;15271064 
Until 2 days ago I was able to run my own minecraft server using hamachi.

After installing some windows updates, my friends are unable to connect to my server.

Windows firewall won't let me add exception to allow inbound connections to hamachi or MC server so the only way that we could make it work is by turning off the firewall.

Is this safe?

My friend is an IT major and he said its fine because I'm connected through a router... he said since it has WPA2 encryption or something, I'm fine.

Is this true? Is there an alternative that I can use to have the server and firewall running?
i know this has nothing to do with the post tongue.gif, but why'd you get such an overkill psu for your build?
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post #7 of 12
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oh that is outdated now lol i have an i5 2500k, 16gb ram, and a 2nd 6870 biggrin.gif

it was just a first time build then i upgraded
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tori;15271201 
oh that is outdated now lol i have an i5 2500k, 16gb ram, and a 2nd 6870 biggrin.gif

it was just a first time build then i upgraded

oh ok, just asking cause all i have is a 500w psu, not a very good one at that rolleyes.gif
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so what do I do?

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post #10 of 12
Make an exception in the router. The router firewall may be stopping it. If that's right then you can disable the firewall on the server. Just don't store anything on there that you would miss. You never know.

If that doesn't work disable the windows firewall and see what happens. Not connecting? You have a problem elsewhere.
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