XP firewall "switch"
Posted on 2002-06-02
I've got an XP computer networked to the kid's Win98 PC, and after a long troubleshooting period, I found that XP's built in firewall was preventing file sharing between the 2 computers.
It's just occaisionally that I NEED to have file sharing turned on. So I just keep the XP firewall ON for internet protection, and when I need to access the Win98 PC, I do the RIGHTCLICK > MY NETWORK PLACES > PROPERTIES > RIGHTCLICK > LOCAL AREA CONNECTION > PROPERTIES > ADVANCED > UNCHECK INTERNET CONNECTION FIREWALL.
This allows me full access to the Win98 PC, I do my business, and then go through the whole deal again to turn the firewall back ON.
Is there any way possible to set up a couple of Icons, One to disable the firewall, and one to enable it back on again to avoid all that RIGHTCLICK stuff ??
Or better yet, anyone found a way to do filesharing with the firewall in place, so I don't even have to think about it? (I'll double the points to 200 for this solution)