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Old 10-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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Hi,

A game I play requires to open/allow ports in firewall. I have Windows Vista and opened up Windows Firewall with advanced security, question is should I create a new Inbound rule or an Outbound rule, or both?

Or I just open the normal Windows Firewall and add ports there?

The game is Battle Field Heroes...

To be clear: I know how to add ports to firewall I just don't know whether I should use Inbound rule or Outbound...

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In a lot of cases, both inbound and outbound ports should be opened.The inbound rule allows the ports to be open from the server to your computer, and the outbound rule is for the connection from your computer to the server.
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