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Chapter 5. Securing Your Home Network > Enabling the Internet Connection Firewa...

Enabling the Internet Connection Firewall

The Internet Connection Firewall is enabled when you run the Network Setup Wizard on a Windows XP computer with an Internet connection. You can also enable or disable the firewall by using Network Connections in Control Panel.

Important

If you use Internet Connection Sharing to share your Internet connection with other computers on your home network, it is very important that you use a firewall on the Internet Connection Sharing host computer to protect the Internet connection. This is because all Internet traffic for your network will pass through that computer, and the firewall will help protect all the computers on your home network from online threats. Keep in mind that the Internet Connection Firewall protects only a single Internet connection. If any other computers on your network have modems or can otherwise connect directly to the Internet, those connections won’t be protected by the firewall on the Internet Connection Sharing host. If you have computers on your network that can connect to the Internet directly, you should enable a separate Internet Connection Firewall on each of these computers.



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