20 Oct 2017
QuickBooks needs access to certain network ports for functioning properly. This becomes more vital when QB is hosted on a server. Also, for updating QB, users need proper access to the internet.
There are many security programs that can block QuickBooks from connecting to the network. This software often blocks the communication of QB from particular ports. Hence, users encounter errors such as H202, H303 and so on. These errors are difficult to diagnose and troubleshoot. Therefore, users often find themselves in a dire situation which hinders their workflow.
Windows firewall is one such security software that can often block the connection for QB. To ascertain this, you must disable windows firewall and try running QB again. For doing so, follow the steps given below:
Now firewall will unblock any port that QB needs access to. Also, you can easily change these rules through windows firewall with advanced security. Now open QB and check if the error still persists.
Intuit provides QuickBooks file doctor which scans both network and the company file for issues. You can download it via their website and install it on your system. Then select the company file and click on scan. This tool will try to find network errors before beginning the scan of company file. Hence, you will be informed about any network errors within minutes.
Take appropriate steps to solve the network issue. Contact your Internet Service Provider for getting issues resolved. Sometimes ISPs block certain ports for unnecessary programs. These ports are used for specific software. Hence, you can contact your ISP and ascertain whether or not they are blocking the connection.
Follow these steps to allow specific ports:
These ports will not be blocked by Windows firewall. You should now be able to connect to the network with QB easily.
If you are still encountering errors and Quickbooks 2017 firewall ports didn’t come of any help then feel free to contact us. Our QuickBooks experts can easily troubleshoot and fix errors and issues that you are facing. Also, they are certified and can quickly fix the error remotely.
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