Firewalls and the GigE Vision Camera Network Connection

Firewalls can block the UDP packets used for image data transfer by the GigE Vision Streaming Protocol. The ports used for image data transfer by the camera and gigabit network adapter are dynamic, and setting up the required firewall rules is an advanced operation. Firewall processing of the image data stream can also reduce performance.

The recommended and convenient getting-started configuration is to turn off the firewall for the dedicated network connection of the camera, while keeping the firewall enabled for the other network connections, such as the Internet connection or your local area network connection.

Windows uses network location profiles to group firewall settings for different types of connections, and turning off Windows firewall selectively for an individual network connection is not directly possible. For more information about network and firewall configurations, see