Dialog Box: Customize Interface Types

Published: January 20, 2009

Updated: January 20, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Use this dialog box to specify to which interface types the rule is applied. You can specify the local area network (that is, wired network adapters), wireless network adapters, remote access connections, or all network connection types.

  1. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC snap-in, double-click the firewall rule you want to modify, and then click the Advanced tab.

  2. Under Interface types, click Customize.

The rule applies to communications sent through any of the network connections that you have configured on the computer.

The rule applies to communications sent through only the network connections types selected in the box. You can select one or a combination of the types.

The rule applies only to communications sent through wired local area network (LAN) connections that you have configured on the computer.

The rule applies only to communications sent through remote access, such as a virtual private network (VPN) connection or dial-up connection that you have configured on the computer.

The rule applies only to communications sent through wireless network adapters that you have configured on the computer.

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