Windows Defender firewall prevents home network access

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    Windows 10

    Windows Defender firewall prevents home network access

    On my home network between 2 Win 10 pcs the windows firewall will not allow pc2 to access pc1 unless I manually turn off the firewall. It is OK going the other direction.
    Pc1 automatically turns on the firewall every day causing me to again have to manually turn it off. I have even put the network address in the box to be allowed through. Doesn't work.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    Hi oldtraveler

    Please check out this tutorial and see that you have all the settings correct. Also that both devices are using a "Private" network designation and not "Public". Sometimes wireless seems to default to Public.

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