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Firewall Port Request Form

Firewall Port Request Form

Northwest wants to give campus technology users an on-campus experience that accommodates academic, professional and network entertainment activities such as the use of gaming consoles and popular activities that require certain network ports to be open. Some restrictions apply and registration of gaming consoles like Xbox One are required.

Request a Port be Opened

To request a specific firewall port be opened for educational or entertainment purposess, you will need to submit a firewall port request.  

Requests will not be granted if a port is a known security risk.  Even if a port is opened, in the event of a network problem or a new security risk, the port may be closed immediately and wtihout notification. Firewall Port Requests must be submitted and/or renewed each Fall semester.

Examples of a need to submit a firewall port request:

  • Faculty needing academic software connectivity
  • Faculty, staff or students needing access to online resorces for academic reasons like research
  • Students needing access to game servers via specified ports

Have questions about the Firewall Port Request Form, check out our Port Requests FAQ web page for more details on how to fill out the form and view previously denied and approved port requests.

 Please fill out all fields - Requests will not be approved otherwise
First Name:
Last Name:
Northwest Username:
Northwest Email Address:
Building:    Room #:
Reason for Request:
 Application Using Port:
 TCP Ports:
 UDP Ports:
Any Online Documentation Confirms that the port is the port your software needs to communicate 
Documentation Link to Documentation: