Friday, July 16, 2010

Configuring Windows 7 Firewall

Checking for Windows 7 Firewall

To see if you're running Windows Firewall:

  • Click the Windows icon, and select Control Panel. The Control Panel window will appear.
  • Click on System and Security. The System and Security Panel will appear.
  • Click on Windows Firewall. The Windows Firewall panel will appear.
  • If you see a green check mark, you are running Windows Firewall.

Configuring Windows 7 Firewall

If you're running Windows Firewall and having connection problems in Firefox:

  • On the left side of the Windows Firewall panel, click the Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall. The Allowed Programs panel will appear.
  • Click the Change Settings button.
  • Find Mozilla Firefox in the list of programs. If it is there, click to select it. If not, skip the next step.
  • With Mozilla Firefox (or firefox.exe) selected, click the Remove button. Confirm that you want to remove the entry.
  • After removing the Mozilla Firefox entry, click the Allow another program... button. The Add a Program window will appear.
  • In the Add a Program window, click the Browse... button.
  • Navigate to the Firefox program directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\) and double-click on firefox.exe.
  • Click the Add button.
  • Click the OK button to close the Allowed Programs panel.