XP: Enable Programs to Work through Internet Connection Firewall

Posted April 22, 2006 by AMCDeathKnight in Windows networking

Are you having trouble getting specific programs or services on your Windows XP machine to reach the internet after you enable your Internet Connection Firewall? Here is how to punch a hole through the XP firewall.

Use the following steps:
1. Click Start.
2. Click Settings.
3. Select Control Panel.
4. Select Network and Internet Connections.
5. Pick Network Connections.
6. Right-click your Internet connection, and then click Properties.
7. Click the Advanced tab in the Properties dialog box.
8. Click Settings, and the Advanced Settings dialog box opens.
9. Go to Exceptions.

From there, you can enable most common services just by clicking them, or you may add on by clicking the Add Program button.

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