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How to Disable Windows Personal Firewall

For users with Windows XP, enabling the personal firewall program can cause the user to lose internet connectivity.  Should you feel that you are connecting but not browsing the internet, we suggest you try disabling the firewall to see if that is the issue.  To disable the firewall please follow these steps:
  1. Log on as a user that is a member of the Administrators group.
  2. Open the Network Connections folder, right click the desired connection, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab, and remove the check from Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet.
  4. Click Yes to the dialog windows that asks you to confirm your decision to disable the firewall.



 

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