Windows 8 firewall issues.

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Tom_T, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Tom_T

    Tom_T Registered Member

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    Hi
    I'm hoping someone can help me with this issue..

    I use putty, filezilla and IVT Telnet to connect to some of my LAN devices.
    With the Windows 8 firewall enabled the connection can take up to 30 seconds. It does connect but its very slow doing so.

    If I disable the firewall the connection is instant.

    I have tried adding IVT as an exception but that hasn't helped.

    Anyone any ideas how to solve this ?
    Thanks
     
  2. mrtonyg

    mrtonyg Registered Member

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    You didn't state if outbound connections are blocked.

    If you have outbound connections blocked, I would recommend one of the front ends.

    I use Windows Firewall Notifier (WFN) but there is also Windows Firewall Control (WFC) and a few others.
     
  3. Tom_T

    Tom_T Registered Member

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    Hi
    Connections are not blocked just very slow.
    It's as if it's waiting for a DNS time out and then proceeding.

    DNS is working fine and I've not noticed any other issues.

    As a test I've installed ZoneAlarm and now the connections are working fine.
    for now I'll leave ZoneAlarm on and Windows Firewall off and see how things go.

    When I have some more time I try this again...
    UNLESS some one knows how to get it working :)
     
  4. mrtonyg

    mrtonyg Registered Member

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    Some connections are getting blocked. If you disable the firewall and it all works well, there is something getting blocked somewhere.
     
  5. Tom_T

    Tom_T Registered Member

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    I agree but I can't work out what it is.

    It's also strange that after 10 - 20 seconds it connects.
    Some thing is trying to connect, then times out and it works.
     
  6. Notok

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    You might enable logging.

    Run gpedit.msc, and navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. Right click on Windows Firewall with Advanced Security - Local Group Policy Object and select Properties. You can then click the Customize button under Logging and enable logging on the Private and/or Public Profile tabs.
     
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