XP Firewall and Connection Sharing

UniSol

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Has anyone else noticed if you do connection sharing on an XP network and disable the XP firewall on the 'internet machine' the other computers can't access the internet?

I want to turn the firewall of because it takes about 1min to connect to IRC with it on, connects straight away with it off.

Any feedback would be great, thanks.

P.S. Sorry if this has been mentioned before, im to knacked after last night to be bothered searching.:eek:
 

JJB6486

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Yes, the XP firewall is too simple to work with complicated things like ICS. It also blocks ident on port 113, which slows down and sometimes blocks IRC connection. I always recomend disabling the XP firewall and getting a freeware, more configurable one like ZoneAlarm or Tiny Personal Firewall.

JJB6486
 

UniSol

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I have got NeoWatch w/NeoTrace by Neoworx (Mcafee), works amazing, problem is I can either have slow IRC or not connection sharing.:D
 

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