If you are having a hard-time to get StorjShare or storagenode to connect through mainly the forwarded TCP ports on a Windows machine chances are that StorjShare/storagenode is being blocked by the firewall.
To solve this do the following:
- Enter the "Control Panel".
- Search for "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security".
- Once in the Windows firewall with Advanced Security click on "Inbound Rules".
- The in the "Actions" list on the right-hand side click on "New Rule…".
- Once in the "New Inbound Rule Wizard" select the "Port" option and click on "Next".
- Next Select "TCP" and "All Local Ports" or just the Storj Share port range (e.g. 4000-4005, or 28967 for the storagenode alpha/beta) in "Specific Local ports" and click "Next".
- Select "Allow the connection" and hit "Next" again.
- Select all three rules (Domain, Private and Public) and click "Next".
- Now enter a description (e.g. "Storj Ports") and click finish.
Now the firewall inbound rules has been set.
If you have any blocking rule in your outbound rules, we now have to do the same thing for the outbound rule. Click on "Outbound Rule" and make an outgoing rule with your PC host and any port as a source and any host and any port as destination.