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What is a firewall?
A firewall is a piece of software that is used to protect your computer from unauthorized access and blocks entry or transfer of data depending on the level of security it is configured to provide.
Am I likely to have a hardware firewall?
A hardware firewall is a device to which you connect your computers or network in order to protect them from unauthorized access, and is mostly used by network groups. If you are connected to partypoker using an office computer, there is a high probability a hardware firewall is in place. Routers and modems fall under this category. Ask your network administrator to configure ports 2147 and 443.
Please can you explain some commonly used firewall terms?
Port: A port is a connection through which data is sent and received on the internet. A port can either send and receive data in one direction at a time (simplex), or simultaneously in both directions (duplex). Security: This refers to techniques for ensuring that data stored in a computer cannot be read or compromised. Most security measures involve data encryption and passwords. Packet: A piece of a message transmitted over a packet-switching network. IP address: The IP address identifies a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit nEffect of the request, making the firewall page more generally compatible.
What are the most common firewalls used by partypoker players on the Windows operating system?
Norton Personal Firewall:
Double-click on the Norton Internet Security icon in the system tray (the bottom right-hand corner of the screen) or click on Start > Program Files > Norton Internet Security Click on 'Personal Firewall ON' and then click on 'Configure' Click on 'Program Control' Click on 'Add' and add PartyGaming to the list Select the application and change your internet access settings from 'Block All' to 'Permit All' Click on 'OK' and double-click on the partypoker icon to connect Alternative method Right-click on the Norton Internet Security icon in the system tray (in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen) Click on 'Norton Internet Security Options' Click on 'Firewall' Under 'HTTP Port List', click on 'Add' Add the port numbers 2147 and 443 one at a time Click on 'OK' and double-click on the partypoker icon to connect
McAfee Personal Firewall Plus:
Double-click on the McAfee Security Center icon in the system tray (in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen) or click on Start > Program Files > McAfee Security Center Click on 'McAfee Personal Firewall Plus' Then click on 'Internet Applications' Click on 'New Allowed Application' and add PartyGaming to the list Select the application and set your system to 'Allow Full Access' Close the window and double-click on the partypoker icon to connect
Double-click on the Zone Alarm icon in the system tray (in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen) or click on Start > Program Files > Zone Alarm As the application opens, click on 'Program Control' on the left-hand side Click on 'Program' tab on the right-hand side Click on 'Add' in the bottom-right corner and add PartyGaming to the list Select the application in the list and change all the '?' marks to '√' marks Close all the applications and restart the computer to log in to partypoker
Click on Start > Program Files > Freedom As the application opens, click on 'Firewall' on the left-hand side Click on 'Internet Access Rules' Click on 'Add Program' at the bottom and add PartyGaming to the list Select the application and click on 'Allow' at the bottom Close all the applications and log in to partypoker
Kapersky DefenderPro Firewall:
Open the firewall by clicking on the icon in the system tray (in the-bottom right hand corner of the screen) Click on 'Service' in the menu across the top and choose 'Application Rules' Click the 'New' button Under 'Action', choose 'Allow activity of the application according to its type' Under 'Rules Description', click 'Specify the application name' Browse the program folder and choose PartyGaming Click the 'Select' button and click on 'Finish' Close all the applications and log in to partypoker
Windows XP Firewall:
Click on Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall or Security center. As the window opens, click on 'Exceptions' tab Under 'Program and Services', click on 'Add Program' Add PartyGaming to the list and click on 'OK' Click on 'OK' and close all the applications Restart the system and connect to partypoker
Open BlackICE Firewall application and click on 'Tools' Click on 'Edit Black Ice Settings' In the new window, select the 'Protection' tab and then check the 'Trusting' box Click on 'Apply' and then on 'OK'
eTrust EZ Firewall:
Open EZ Firewall and click 'Privacy' on the left-hand side of the window. In the tab labeled 'Site List'. Scroll to the row for www. PartyGaming . In that row, right-click the column labelled 'Private Header' and select 'Allow' Close all windows and reconnect to partypoker
CA Security Center:
Click on CA Security Center in the system tray (on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen) Click on CA Personal Firewall Click Open Advanced Settings under CA Personal Firewall Click Firewall on the left-hand side In the applications list, select PartyGaming.exe To allow the access, click on each of the icons under Access and select 'Allow' Close the CA Security Center window and try connecting to our software again
AVG Internet Security 8.0:
Click on AVG Internet Security in the system tray or click on Start, point to All Programs, select AVG 8.0 and then click AVG User Interface Double-click on Firewall Under Firewall settings, note the profile selected Click on Tools and then click Firewall settings Under Profiles, click on the Profile that was selected in the previous window Click on Applications Select PartyGaming MFC Application in the list of applications Click Edit and select 'Allow for all' under Application action Click on OK and OK again Click on Save changes and try connecting to our software again
Trend Micro Internet Security:
Click on Trend Micro Internet Security icon in the system tray (on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen) Click on Home Network & Firewall Controls Click on Settings under Personal Firewall Click on Advanced Settings Click Program Control In the programs list, select PartyGaming and then click Edit Select Firewall Response as Allow and click on OK Close on OK again Close the Trend Micro Internet Security window and try connecting to our software again. For more information on configuring your firewall, please contact our technical team.