Profiles assigned to network adapters

By switching profiles you can quickly make multiple changes to firewall behavior. Custom rules can be set and applied for particular profiles. Network adapter entries for all adapters present on the machine are added to the list of Network adapters automatically.

Columns

NameName of the network adapter.

Default firewall profile – The default profile is used when the network you are connected to has no configured profile, or your network adapter is set not to use a network profile.

Prefer network's profile – When Prefer connected network's firewall profile enabled, the network adapter will use the firewall profile assigned to a connected network whenever possible.

Control elements

Add – Adds a new network adapter.

Edit – Allows you to edit an existing network adapter.

Remove – Select a network adapter and click Remove if you want to remove a network adapter from the list.

OK/Cancel Click OK if you want to save changes or click Cancel to leave without any changes.