Configure Windows Firewall

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To make sure that Windows Firewall isn’t blocking Barcode to PC, follow these steps:

Step 1 – Open Windows Firewall exceptions list

  • Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard. If your keyboard doesn’t have a Windows key, press
    the Control (Ctrl) and Escape (Esc) keys at the same time.
  • Type firewall.cpl
  • Click firewall.cpl. The Windows Firewall window opens.

  • Click “Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall”. If you’re using Windows 7 click “Allow a program or feature
    through Windows Firewall”. instead.
  • Click “Change settings”.

Step 2 – Add Barcode to PC server and Bonjour

  • barcode-to-pc-server must have the checkmark for both private and public networks
  • Bonjour must have the checkmark for private networks.

  • Close the Windows Firewall window

If the programs aren’t listed:

  • Click “Allow another app”. (On Windows 7: Click “Allow another program”.)
  • If Barcode to PC server isn’t listed: click Browse and then select barcode-to-pc-server.exe, which is
    in C:\Program Files\barcode-to-pc-server\.
  • If Bonjour isn’t listed: click Browse and then select mDNSResponder, which is in C:\Program Files\Bonjour\.
  • After selecting one of the programs, click Open.
  • Click Add in the Add an app window. (On Windows 7: Click Add in the Add a Program window.)

  • In the Allowed apps window, click OK. (On Windows 7: In the Allowed Programs window, click OK).
  • Go back to the step 2 of the previus section

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