In this infographic article, we will talk about firewall configuration for QuickBooks Point of Sale desktop users. If you are attempting to configure the firewall for your POS use the steps in the infographic or in this article below.

A firewall is a security device on the network that manages incoming and outgoing traffic according to the rules set by the user or at default it controls the connection security between private and public web.

Types of Firewall Security Methods

There are three types of firewall security methods used in 2023

Usually, hardware-based firewall security is used by users of QuickBooks Point of Sale. It monitors and controls the connection between QuickBooks POS Company File & QuickBooks Desktop Company File data.

In some scenarios, users are required to manually configure the firewall settings according to their requirements. The steps to configure firewall settings in QuickBooks Point of Sale are mentioned in the infographic as well as detailed instructions in the article.

Firewall configuration for QuickBooks Point of Sale
Configure Firewall for QuickBooks POS Infographic

Download & Install QuickBooks Tool Hub

Download & Install QuickBooks Tool Hub to automatically resolve firewall problems on QuickBooks desktop by using the QuickBooks file doctor feature.

Configure Firewall for QuickBooks POS Manually

If you are using any software-based firewall or cloud-based firewall contact your software provider or the cloud hosting provider. For Windows Firewall configuration here are the steps to do it manually.

firewall configuration for QuickBooks Point of Sale

Add QuickBooks Port Exceptions

If you are still unable to communicate or resolve the error on the network. Add port exceptions for the executable files. The default port number for the QuickBooks desktop versions above 2020 is 8019.

Ensure the TCP option is checked and enabled when entering the port number.

Note:- You can also use QuickBooks POS Connectivity Tool to resolve the connection issues in Point of Sale Desktop.

Restart the System After the Configuration

Restart and close all the windows running in the background to apply the firewall configuration changes to your system.

Contact Us

Contact our certified QuickBooks POS Support technicians to help you configure your firewall for QuickBooks Point of Sale and Desktop Pro, Premier & Enterprise.

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