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Network Setup wizard grey's out XP Firewall


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spacekdet

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When I used my network setup wizard for my home network. I cannot tick my windows firewall it is greyed out. The thing is I want to turn it off but i cannot have this option, I have used services.msc to turn it off but when I do it disables my network please help.

Edited by spacekdet, 20 January 2006 - 06:34 PM.

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Have you tried enabling the Windows Firewall in services and then shutting it off in the security center or the Control Panel? What are you using for a firewall? Are you using a router in your home network? When you say "disables the network" what do you mean? Do you go offline, or are the computers unable to communicate?

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I cannot enable or disable the firewall using services or any other method (I do not have any service packs installed), it is always enabled. I am using an external dsl modem not a router, I am using ZA Pro. My computer connects to the internet and if I disable the windows firewall in service.msc the other computer in the network cannot connect to the internet.
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Any particular reason that you have decided not install the Service packs or other MS updates? SP2 would prob solve your problem.

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Last time I install sp1 it played havoc with my IE6
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Do you have your XP install cd? How long ago did you try SP1? SP2 is cumulative, so you won't need SP1 to update.

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