I have tried to shut off the Windows Firewall in XP Home SP2 via the Setting/Security panel. However, the Firewall still shows as "ON" - Is there anything else I can do to shutdown the firewall. It keeps me from connecting to the internet.
I don't see why the firewall would keep you from the internet. It is more used for keeping people out of your computer. But you could try opening your network card and choose properties, then the Advanced tab, untick that box and hit ok.