Reading From Stream Has Failed MySQL (Windows 7 client)

If you get this error “Reading from stream has failed

or if your MySQL Workbench client is unable to fetch the table information from the server

<pre>you will need to check your firewall (Server Side).</pre>

Chances are that your connection is working fine on Windows  XP but for some reasons it is not working on Windows 7 or windows server 2008.