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Using the Built-in Firewall: Windows XP

Utilizing the Firewall in Windows XP.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 has a built-in firewall, this will show you how to start or stop the firewall. If your computer is has Service Pack 2 installed the firewall will be turned on by defult.

To open the Firewall control panel:

  1. Click Start
  2. Choose Settings then Control Panels
  3. Open Windows Firewall
  4. Turn the firewall On or Off buttons and click OK for it to take effect.