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Cant get firewall to turn off to allow access to internet

On new sony lapto with windows vista

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If u use some internet security programms use those to turn it off

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Remove security parameters

If your computer is connected to a network or the Internet, it is advisable to use computer security tools, such as a firewall, to protect your computer from unauthorized access or viruses. Windows operating systems come with a built-in firewall, malware protection and Internet security. These settings are automatically configured to the factory's default settings when you purchase the operating system. To alter the settings for these security features, access the Windows Security utility through your system's Control Panel.

Open the "Windows Security" utility by opening your "Start" menu and selecting the "Control Panel" option on the right-hand side. Windows XP users can click on the "Security Center" link in this window. For Vista users, click on the "Security" option, and then click on "Windows Security Center." Click on the "Windows Firewall" option to change the settings for your firewall, if you are using XP. You can turn the firewall on or off, and also configure which programs are allowed through the firewall. Vista users should click on the "Windows Firewall" link in the left window pane and click on the "Change settings" link. In this window, you can block programs from passing through your firewall and grant access to new programs. Click the "Internet Options" selection to configure your Internet security settings. You can raise or lower the security level for different zones using preset configurations, or you can create a custom security level. You can also reset the Internet security level to its default settings. Click on "Automatic Updating" in the Windows Security Center to configure your system's update settings. In Vista operating systems, click on "Windows Update" and "Change Settings." You can configure your update settings to automatically check for updates daily or weekly. You can also set a convenient time for your system to update to prevent interruption. Automatic updating can be turned off by selecting the corresponding option toward the bottom of the window. Select the "Malware Protection" option to edit malware settings if you are using Vista. This option is not available in XP's version of Windows Security Center. You can turn the malware protection programs on or off using the arrow to the right of the "Malware Protection" bar. Click the "X" button to exit Windows Security Settings.

Feb 10, 2013 | HP PC Laptops


How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall If you need to...

How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall

If you need to know how to access the Windows 7 Firewall and the basic info on the operation of the firewall the link below will cover this for you.

The below process will cover enabling ping requests through the Windows Firewall.

1. After you are in the Windows 7 Firewall you will need to select "Advance Setting" on the left hand side of the window.

2. Click on Inbound Rules

3. Next you will need to scroll down the list until you see "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)".

Note in Windows 7, Microsoft moved the rule under the File and Printer Sharing section. So if you are trying to find the rule for Windows Vista you will want to look under Networking.

4. After you find the listing you will need to right click and select Enable Rule.

Note you will see the listing for each network profile. So you will want to do this for each one. Also at this time you do not need to enable the ICMPv6-In rule because ICMPv6 is not current used as a standard.

5. Click on the red "x" to close the Windows Firewall with Advance Security window.

You should now beable to send ping requests through the Windows 7 Firewall.
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on Jul 21, 2010 | PC Laptops

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I am connect to my wifi but i cant go me please

Assuming your using vista - if your wifi led is blue you must have a wireless router to connect to - left click on the small computer icon with radio wave bars around it on your task bar - it will come up with a menu - connect to a network - select your network - address your password and connect - if it connects but your unable to access the internet through IE - look at your firewall - make sure it's under windows control not by your anti-virus like Nortons 360 - there are some heavy glitches with nortons 360 and windows firewall. Never let Nortons control your firewall.
If you still can not access the internet try getting and loading Firefox 3.6 it works when IE won't.
Let me know how you go.


Jun 16, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

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I cant get into facebook and numerous other sites becauce [site restricted banner apears ],,,, i use bullguard, and they cant fix this either ..please help,

Disable Bullguard and try again. Either open the settings and Disable the Bullguard Firewall OR uninstall it. Third party firewalls are always blocking legitimate access. Use only Windows Firewall. OR add the sites that you want access to into the allowed list on the firewall.

Feb 09, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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I have a dell inspirion with vista and I can not connect to the internet using a cable modem.

Have you tried disabling your firewalls, f it came with norton 360 or norton internet security remove it and then try connecting if you can then its your firewall stopping it
another way to try without uninstalling is to click on the start button then in the search box type CMD and press return
in the command prompt that opens type
ping and hit enter
if you get four packets sent and four received your firewall is blocking the internet connection. Remove it try the internet if it works reinstall it and it will detect the new network and allow you access.

type ipconfig in the command prompt window and hit enter if you get a 169.x,x,x x=any number then the laptop has no ip. Make sure that the network card isnt disabled
if they all fail and the laptop hasnt got an ip address, then the problem is the cable modem, is the internet active? I.e. you can plug it into another pc and it works

Oct 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Cannot connect Skype to Internet?

There is a version 4.1 Skype. You might need to upgrade by going to If you already have the latest upgrade and you are on a LAN you might want to configure your LAN settings to allow access for skype. Otherwise, if you have a direct internet connection and you can get on the internet with your browser, you'll need to configure your connection to allow skype. If you have McAfee or Norton or another firewall you'll have to go to the program permissions to allow Skype. If you are also using Windows Firewall you can follow these steps to allow Skype to pass through your firewall.

Go to START + CONTROL PANEL, THEN RIGHT CLICK ON NETWORK CONNECTIONS. IN THE DIALOGUE BOX CLICK ON PROPERTIES. IN THE NEXT PANEL CLICK ON "ADVANCED". There you can set your Firewall settings to except Skype, Just click on SETTINGS + ADVANCED + EXCEPTIONS. Make sure Skype is checked. This will tell your computerl to allow skype to access the internet without being blocked by your firewall.

I hope this helps, but usually when you install Skype these settings are changed by the setup program. I suspect you have a firewall you will have to set manually. If you use Zone Alarm or some other firewall you will have to search the for help on your firewall support pages.

Oct 01, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Web cam not supported

That is a problem some people run into with Vista: sometimes hardware is not compatible or needs updated drivers to work. You can try looking on your hardware manufacturer's website, and download new Vista drivers if they are available. Most newer devices are supported, but you may be out of luck with some older hardware when you upgrade to Vista.

Feb 17, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario CQ50Z Notebook

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what type of program are you using? check the properties or references of the programs that you are using. you may need to configure it in accordance with your home network setup. your firewall (software or router/hardware) may also be a cause. check your firewall settings and enter the port number being used by the program. make sure that the firewall allows your program to run and connect to the internet.

May 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050 5430 Laptop

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Remote firewall??

have you got one live or windows defender?, if so check in the allowed menu to see if your roters ip address is being blocked, also check any other firewall or anti virus programmes.

Mar 09, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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