Create a Windows Firewall Exception
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Create a Windows Firewall Exception

Issue

You need to add a Windows Firewall exception for MySQL, Land F/X, and/or AutoCAD or F/X CAD.

 

 

 

 

The Land F/X Server installer attempts to create an exception for the Windows Firewall automatically, which is necessary for our software to function correctly. You may need to add an exception manually if the installer is unable to create an exception.

 

 

 

 

 

Solution

If you’re using a third-party firewall (such as McAfee or Blue Coat), you’ll need to complete an exception from within your third-party firewall software.

 

Create a Firewall Exception for MySQL and Land F/X (Port 3306)

1. Open the Control Panel, and select the Windows Firewall option.

 

Control Panel, Windows Firewall option

 

 

2. Select the Advanced Settings option from the left pane.

 

WIndows Firewall dialog box, Advanced Settings option

 

 

3. Select the Inbound Rules option from the left pane. Select the New Rule option in the right pane.

 

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security dialog box, Inbound Rules option, New Rule button

 

 

 

 

4. In the Rule Type screen, select the Port option. Then click Next.

 

New Inbound Rule Wizard, Rule Type screen, Port option

 

 

5. In the Protocol and Ports screen, select the Specific Local Ports option. Type 3306 in the text field, then click Next.

 

New Inbound Rule Wizard, Protocol and Ports screen, Specific Local Ports option, typing 3306 in the text field

 

 

6. In the Action screen, select the Allow the Connection option, then click Next.

 

New Inbound Rule Wizard, Action screen, Allow the connection option selected

 

 

7. In the Profile screen, verify that all three boxes (Domain, Private, and Public) are checked. Then click Next.

 

New Inbound Rule Wizard, Profile screen with the Domain, Private, and Public options all selected

 

 

8. In the Name screen, type a name for the exception rule you just created (example: landfx mysql). Then click Finish.

 

New Inbound Rule Wizard, , Name screen, typing a name for the exception rul just created

 

 

The Inbound Rules list will now include the exception rule you just created.

 

New exception rule now created in Inbound Rules list

 

You should now be able to use Land F/X successfully.

 

 

Add a Firewall Exception for AutoCAD or F/X CAD

1. Open the Control Panel, and click Windows Firewall.

 

Control Panel, Windows Firewall option

 

 

2. Select Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall in the left pane of the Windows Firewall dialog box.

 

Windows Firewall dialog box, Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall option

 

 

3. Check the list of Allowed apps and features. If you don't see an entry for AutoCAD, click Allow another app.

 

Allowed apps dialog box, Allow another app button

 

 

4. In the Add an app dialog box, click Browse.

 

Add an app dialog box, Browse button

 

 

5. Browse to the folder C:/Program Files/Autodesk, then open the folder for the Autodesk product you need to install (example: AutoCAD 2023). Select the file acad.exe in that folder, then click Open.

 

Browsing to your year version of AutoCAD in the folder C:/Program Files/Autodesk

 

 

6. You should now see an AutoCAD Application entry in the list of apps in the Add an app dialog box. Click Add.

 

AutoCAD Application entry now included in list of apps in Add an app dialog box

 

7. Back in the Allowed apps dialog box, you should now see an AutoCAD application entry. Click OK.

 

AutoCAD application entry now included in the Allowed apps dialog box

 

You've successfully added a Windows Firewall exception for AutoCAD or F/X CAD.

Last modified on May 31, 2022

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