All my ports are closed!!!

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Stuber

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Hi there:

I'm having trouble using programs like MSN Messenger and Kazaa (I can download individual files from web sites, but having a program interact or connect to the internet is impossible). My computer seems to tell the world that all of my ports are closed/non-existent. I currently do not have a firewall that would enable this to happen. I checked the website grc.com and it told me that all of my ports didn't exist, or that they were in stealth mode.

If I had a firewall that was active, I could understand this happening, but I do not.

I use DSL through my telephone provider, but I don't believe that have a built on firewall.

Any ideas?

thanks,
Stuber
 

dud

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Are you using Windows XP?? That has a built in firewall which you might not be aware of. If not, sorry, can't help. :cool: :D
 
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I didn't know that XP had a built-in firewall. Thank you for that information. It's good to know. lol
Jac
 

dud

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You learn something new everyday huh?? :D

Start/Control Panel/Network Connections/*your connection* properties/Advanced

Tick the box that says "Protect my computer by limiting or preventing access blah blah.."


Cheers!
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lol
We do if were lucky. I have Black Ice will that counter the one in XP or do I not need to install tyhat one? I get on the web through high speed cable modem so I am connected all the time.
Jac
 
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