"RayG" <noone@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> No sorry you cannot turn off the firewall if it is in advanced mode from
> the basic screen
> See image attached to my reply to Nick///
> What I want to know is how to turn off advanced mode and conversly how to
> turn it on outside of being connected to a domain.
Open up "Firewall with Advanced Control"
Select top item in left hand pane and the central pane should be titled
"Windows Firewall With Advanced Security on Local Computer" (Note the Local)
Below this the central window should be "Overview"
In this you should see 3 profile with one marked as "Active".
Which is your Active profile? For a normal home lan and router setup your
profile should/will be "Private"
On any profile there are 3 active lines: Normal default values are:
o Windows Firewall Is On
o Inbound connections that do match rule are blocked
o Outbound connections that do match rule are allowed
If you deviate from these then you could say that you have enabled the
Last item on this central pane below the profiles is a hotlink "Windows
Following this will take you to the control that affect the 3 active lines
mentioned above. ie. you want:
o Firewall state ON
o Inbound Block - default
o Outbound Allow - default
Open Up the Normal Windows Firewall Control and you want to set: (do/check
in order listed)
Advance Tab - Check ALL network connections listed are ticked
Exceptions - At LEAST Core Networking and Network Discovery should be ticked
(you may have others)
General - You should be On or Even Off
Going back to Profiles. If you are on an Active Domain profile, or Public
profile then I as yet have no experience of these. Certainly in Domain
profile then the level of control you have is determined by the domain
set-up/controller, be that a person or a machine or remote administration.
If nothing else hopefully the above will give you some idea as to what most
home set-ups see.