In this guide we will see how we can make a firewall rule for our application to allow the Smartsuit to connect to Smartsuit Studio. The same process can be used if your firewall is blocking Unity3D or Unreal Engine and you can't connect to them using the corresponding Smartsuit plugin.

From Windows start menu, search and open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Which should open following screen.

In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window, from the left panel, select Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer → Inbound Rules.

Search in the list if there is already a rule about the program you want to allow the connection, in this case Smartsuit Studio. If there isn't make a new rule by clicking New Rule... in the right side of the window.

In the new Inbound Rule Wizard panel that will open, select Program and click Next

Specify the program path, in case of Smartsuit Studio this would be %ProgramFiles%\Smartsuit Studio\Smartsuit studio.exe, you can click Browse to find the program path in case it is different for you.
Click Next.

Select Allow the connection, and click Next.

Select all network types you want to allow the program receive data, make sure Private is checked, and click Next.

Give a name and a description for the new Rule. Click Finish.

You should now find the Smartsuit Studio rule you just created in the Inbound Rules list.

If there is already a rule for the program you want to allow connection, open the rule properties by double clicking on the rule, or right click on the rule and then select properties. Make sure that the Action option is set to Allow the connection.

Now your firewall should allow the communication between the Smartsuit and Smartsuit Studio for this computer.

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