Configure third-party firewall to use Windows Media Center on Xbox

How to manually configure the firewall

If you use a third-party firewall, you might have to manually configure the firewall to give specific programs access to the ports that they need. The firewall manufacturer may prompt you to configure the firewall by using one of the following methods:

  • Configure the firewall to give only specific programs access to certain ports.
  • Modify the specific ports that the program uses.

To configure a firewall, you must know:

  • The name of the program.
  • The ports that the program needs to use.
  • The direction of the communication signal.

Use the following information to configure third-party firewalls:

Application

Protocol/Port

Direction

Network

svchost.exe

UDP 1900

Inbound

Local Subnet

svchost.exe

UDP 1900

Inbound

Local Subnet

svchost.exe

TCP 2177

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

svchost.exe

UDP 2177

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

system

TCP 10244

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

ehshell.exe

TCP 554

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

ehshell.exe

UDP 5004, 5005

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

ehshell.exe

TCP 8554-8558

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

ehshell.exe

UDP 5004, 5013

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

ehshell.exe

UDP 7777-7781

Outbound, Inbound

Local Subnet

mcrmgr.exe

Random

Outbound, Inbound

Internet

mcx2prov.exe

Random

Outbound, Inbound

Internet

The procedure for manually configuring a firewall is different for each firewall manufacturer and model. For more information about how to configure your firewall, see the documentation that came with your firewall.

For more information about how to configure a third-party firewall, see Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall. (This website might not be available in all languages.)

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