Firewall configuration plays a vital role in the QuickBooks POS company communication. This configuration helps users send data to the client and server workstation. Sometimes, the firewall tends to block access point of connectivity due to some reasons. When this happens QuickBooks POS automatically configures the firewall. If the automatic firewall configuration fails then, users will be required to manually configure the firewall for 3rd-party security, firewall ports, and files.

In the following lines you will learn about QuickBooks POS Firewall Configuration, problems caused when firewall if not configured and the steps/measure to take to resolve such issue.

Firewall configuration for QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale

When the firewall program blocks the connectivity between client and server workstations, POS will automatically configure the firewall. However, sometimes this may not take place and users will have to configure manually.

When the QuickBooks POS ports are blocked, it can interrupt the following processes:

  • Electronic Funds Transfer – Credit card processing.
  • Product license & user validation.
  • Database Server Manager

Reasons why this is happening

There are several reasons relating to the connection issue that can cause configuration error to occur. Some are:

  • Client workstations are not on the same Windows SP
  • Users trying to connect with changing or dynamic IP address.
  • Either the server or client workstation is experiencing issue while trying to connect with the network.
  • Firewall program blocking server access.
  • Server workstation isn’t set to multi-user mode.

Configure Windows firewall

Most firewall applications are regularly updated with the newer POS files and port information. Once updated, the users will be allowed to automatically access the required files and ports. Sometimes this may not happen and users may have to manually configure the firewall. Follow the steps to do so:

  1. Press on the Windows + R keys on the keyboard. The run command will be open.
  2. Now, enter control and then click on OK. The Control Panel will be opened.
  3. Go to “view by” and set it to Small Icons. Next, click on the Windows Firewall.
  4. Now, click on the Advanced Settings and select Inbound.
  5. Click on New Rule.
  6. Next, click on Port > Next.
  7. Now, you need to type in the port numbers, after this click on Next
  8. Select the Allow Connection option and click on Next.
  9. Create a name for the firewall rule, and then click on Finish.
  10. Repeat steps 5 to 9 in order to create new Outbound Rule.

Get Help from Professionals

By following the above steps you should be able to perform QuickBooks POS Firewall Configuration successfully. Firewall plays a major role in securing your system. If you find it difficult to manually configure firewalls, then contact Accountinghub professionals for further assistance. The professionals are well trained to deal with QuickBooks POS issues and errors. Simply dial on +1844-313-4856, email at support@accountinghub.co, or chat with the professionals via QuickBooks Live Chat Support.