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Created 30 Apr 2002
Modified 29 Jan 2014

Article 73

How To turn off the Windows XP firewall

  1. Log into XP with your administrator account
  2. Open Control Panel
  3. Open Network Connections
  4. Right-Click Local Area Connection (or the correct connection that you use for Internet connectivity - modem or dial-up for example)
  5. Select Properties
  6. Click the Advanced Tab
  7. Uncheck the Protect my computer network by limiting...
  8. 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.

References
Using Windows Firewall

Keywords
xp, firewall