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Created 30 Apr 2002
Modified 20 May 2007
How To turn off the Windows XP firewall
ReferencesUsing Windows Firewall
- Log into XP with your administrator account
- Open Control Panel
- Open Network Connections
- Right-Click Local Area Connection (or the correct connection that you use for Internet connectivity - modem or dial-up for example)
- Select Properties
- Click the Advanced Tab
- Uncheck the Protect my computer network by limiting...
- Click "OK." You have just disabled the built-in Firewall and you should now be able to connect. Keep in mind that you may need to enable the PASV option in your SmartFTP client to connect successfully.