If you want to know how to allow chrome to access the network you can follow the step given below: 1. Click Windows button and in the search bar type “Windows Defender”. Among all the options, there will be an application named “Windows Defender Security Center”. Open it. 2. Upon opening, you will find a list of options available in the new window. Select the option “Virus and threat protection”. 3. Upon entering the menu, navigate to Virus and Threat Protection Settings. Windows may prompt you to allow the administrator access to use this feature. If so, press Yes. 4. Click on the option which says “Exclude a folder” and navigate to your Chrome directory. The default location for your Chrome folder should be “C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Google”. Once you reach the location select the folder and save changes. Hopefully above steps will help you to fix the issue if not you can also follow our blog to see more on google chrome firewall settings .