Enabling Access with Internet Connection Sharing

When you are using Microsoft’s Internet Connection Sharing feature, you need to execute two steps to provide outside access to a given service supplied by a computer on your network. First, you must tell the connection-sharing system (ICS) which computer on your network is to receive incoming connection requests for a particular service. Then, on the computer that provides the service, you must tell Windows Firewall to let these requests through.

On the computer that is providing the service itself, you must tell Windows Firewall to allow incoming connections to the service by following these steps:

1. Go to the Start screen and type firewall. Select the Settings icon in the Search panel. At the ...

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