I have just bought 2 Dell dimension computers with windows xp home.
I am fairly computer literate and although don't understand a lot of technical stuff can do it when instructed!!
The computers came with McAfee firewall installed
I had probs networking the 2 computers and had to get a techie in to help. It turned out it was the Windows firewall creating a problem. So we sorted that by turning off the Windows firewall (remembering I have McAfee firewall!!)
Meanwhile even with the Windows firewall off I couldn't use my FTP software.
My ftp settings are fine - done it for years!
I was advised to try different ftp software - I've tried 3 now!
Still the same prob.
So I turned the Windows firewall back to original default settings (Firewall on etc) thinking I could start from scratch.
NOT A CHANCE!!!
Now I've messed up the home networking AND still can't use ftp.
PLEASE can someone give me step by step instructions to configure the Windows xp firewall (either on or off) for home networking and ftp - instructions for both computers.
JUST EASY STEP BY STEP instructions and I'll follow them to the letter.
I've been into the Dell forum for this problem and there's pages of entries with people having the same problem - but no solutions - well not that I could understand.
Looking forward to SOMEONE'S help.
Edited by hwatson, 17 March 2005 - 09:30 AM.