Which Ports? RRS feed

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  • Don't touch the firewall on your server. It's correctly configured when you install Windows Home Server, or from the factory (if you have an OEM server). If you've already changed your firewall configuration, the most reliable solution is server reinstallation.

    As for port 4125, without it you will be unable to establish a remote desktop connections to your home computers or view your server's console from afar. Whether it looks "open" or "closed" from a tool like Shields Up! will depend on the tool (what does the tool report?) and, to an extent, on your router which has it's own simple firewall that could get in the way.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:17 PM

    Hi Ken,

    I didn't change anything on the WHS firewall.

    I talked to Brighthouse and they told be that they don't block ports! 

    Shields Up1 reports 4125 as closed.
    canyouseeme.org reports, " 
    I could not see your service on xx.xxx.xxx.xxx on port (4125)  Reason:<small> Connection refused
    inserted x's where my ip address was because I just don't know if it's a bad idea to post it.  Is it?

    Another reason for calling them is because (according to pingtest.net) I have a consistent 75-90% packet loss.  They tested it on their end and said I have 0 packet loss.  They recomended to temporarily turn down the security level in my anti virus firewall settings (on my desktop) so I did and still same results.  Could this contribute to a connection issue with the WHS?

    Thanks again for your help.


    edit: 15 min after post I am able to access shared folders but do not see any computers available for Remote Desktop (all computers have Win 7 Pro and "Allow connections from computers..." selected)

    Since I can get to the Home Servers home page using https and not http does that mean it's using port 443 is good and port 80 is not?  ShiledsUp shows both of them as open.

    Thank you

    Edit again:  I'm able to access Remote Desktop when using IE but not with Chrome.  Still only with https and not http. With Chrome, the Computers tab is missing but the Home and Shared Folders tabs are available.

    Please, any comments on these issues to help me understand them are appreciated.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:17 PM