Windows Firewall

The Windows Firewall is a personal firewall that comes installed on Windows XP.


To configure the Windows Firewall, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Network Connections Control Panel.
  2. Right-click on your Local Area Connection and select Properties.
  3. On the Advanced tab, make sure "Protect my computer..." is checked.
  4. Click "Settings."
  5. Click "Add."
  6. You will need to add four services to connect to your home directory:
Description of service Name or IP address External Port Internal Port TCP or UDP
Windows Networking 1 any 137 137 TCP
Windows Networking 2 any 138 138 TCP
Windows Networking 3 any 139 139 TCP
Windows Networking 4 any 445 445 TCP