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XP Firewall

By ovrtn5
Mar 18, 2004
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  1. I have two computers on a workgroup through dsl and 2 port router. One computer has ZoneAlarm firewall and the other is just using the XP Firewall. When I go to the settings of the XP firewall I can add a IP address...like a trusted IP im guessing...It also asks for the incoming and outgoing ports? How can i find those....I want to be able to talk to each computer without turning the XP firewall off....any help? thanks, cody o

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  2. FeTaLDaMagE

    FeTaLDaMagE TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I thought that you really dont need fire wall if you use a router because of the of the nat system on the routers firewall? Did I miss somthing I should know about?
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    It's still good idea to run software firewall although XP firewall is not something anyone should ever rely on.
  4. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 394

    Agreed with Nodsu, PS...thats the worst windows colour theme ever man ;]
  5. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    Save yourself some headaches and shutoff the XP firewall.Grab another copy of Zonealarm and put it on the other machine.
    Zonealarm will set up a local& WAN protection levels and you use the XP networking wizard to set up sharing protocols
  6. ovrtn5

    ovrtn5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I will just put ZoneAlarm on it....thanks for the help! cody o
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