How to manually open ports in Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP

To manually open a port, follow these steps:

  • Click Start, and then click My Network Places.
  • Under Network Tasks, click View Network Connections. (Or, right-click My Network Places on the desktop, and then click Properties.)
  • Right-click the connection that you use for the Internet, and then click Properties.
  • Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings.
    Note If the Settings button is unavailable, ICF is not enabled on this connection, and you do not have to open any ports (because they are all already open).
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