turn off XP firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by enigma, Aug 5, 2003.

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  1. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Hi,
    A friend of mine just purshased a new machine with XP Home edition on it. He wants me to install NPF. I know i must shut off XP firewall, but i dont remember how to do it. Neither does he. Please give me the step by step directions. I know its not complicated and ive done it once before. However it has been awhile and i dont remember!
    Thank you in advance.

    Im also going to install NSW at the same time.
    Thanks again.
     
  2. JacK

    JacK Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Click on your connection\Properties\Advanced

    Untick protect my computer etc...
    Idem for your LAN connection.

    Rgds,
     
  3. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Sorry about wrong place for the post :oops: I must have been out to lunch!
    Uncheck protect my computer etc. Whats the etc include? :oops:
    Idem for your LAN connection? Im not sure what is meant. Man im dumb. For some reason this doesnt ring a bell. I know i did this once before, but it doesnt sound familiar. Sorry :oops:
    As you can tell im pretty green at this.
     
  4. LowWaterMark

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    It's here:

    Control Panel > Network Connections > right-click your network connection item > Properties > Advanced tab > untick the "Protect my computer..." box (see image)

    If you have more than one network connectoid, do this for all of them.
     

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  5. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Yup thats it!! Man i must have had brain fade :) Once i saw the pic the light bulb came on, Thank you for being so patient :)
    Thank you Jack and LowWaterMark. :)
    You people are so great. Again, thank you!!
     
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