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Enabling ports in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theMusicMan, Jan 13, 2002.

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  1. theMusicMan

    theMusicMan Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Can anyone tell me how to enable a port in XP?

    I have been advised to enable port 6901 to allow pc-pc conversation through MSN from behind a LAN firewall. Who, what, when. where, how and why??!!$%^

    This relates to my recent post here and earlier elsewhere.

    So I am told........

    "By the way, voice uses both TCP 6901 and UDP 6901. Oh yeah, and with the Windows XP remote Help function you have to watch for remote control sessions over TCP 3389. "

    .... so, how do I open the firewall to allow access to these ports?

    John
     
  2. Brooks

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    What type of lan firewall is it? This will be where you need to open the ports to allow connection to those apps.
     
  3. theMusicMan

    theMusicMan Thread Starter

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    Evening Brooks

    I use the built in MS firewall on XP Home Edition. I have an Intel Anypoint 11Meg wireless peer-to-peer network card in each of the 2 PC's on my home net. Both are XP HE.

    John
     
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    John you have a PM waiting on you.

    Can't help you here... you are way over my head.
     
  6. theMusicMan

    theMusicMan Thread Starter

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    Hi Gang

    Savvy - thanks for the PM prompt - have replied to you just now.

    Brooks - WOW - great informative site you gave me. Looks like this is all I need. Just about to set off on the road to ICS and Firewalls et al......

    here I go........


    vrrrm ......... vrrrrrrrmmm..........

    Thanks!

    John
     
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