How to Enable UDP Process

By Herman Cruz

Your computer communicates with other web-based services, applications and websites through various ports. Different applications use these ports, including e-mail, instant messaging and VoIP services. Each application uses a specific port to communicate with your operating system. The UDP and TCP process refers to the two available protocols a port can use to communicate with your computer. The TCP process communicates with you by exchanging streams of data; the UDP protocol communicates with you by sending data over an IP network. To enable UDP process as a port's protoco, access your firewall's settings.

Step 1

Navigate to your Control Panel menu by clicking "Start" and "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click the preference that says "Security." Click "Windows Firewall" and then click the preference displayed on the upper-left corner that says "Allow a program through Windows Firewall".

Step 3

Click the icon that says "Add port." Give the UDP port any name you want , then enter it in the "Name" text bar. This can be the name of the service using the port.

Step 4

Type the number of the port you want to enable UDP process for in the "Port number" field. Click the "UDP" check-mark in the "Protocol" section, then click "OK" to save the changes. You have enabled UDP process for the desired port.