Everything mentioned so far is adequate, however, to address your original
question - if you want to use windows firewall you can address the blocked
port by checking the exceptions tab. Exceptions are listed in native
language so you will not be concerned about port numbers. Just click those
programs you wish to allow to communicate through the FW.
"Johannes" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Im running Vista Business plus SP1.
> When I turn the windows firewall on, all my access to the internet (eg.
> email and IE) is blocked. How can this be fixed or how can I allow these
> programs to communicate through the firewall?
> Many thanks,
> Johannes van Vuren,
> Cambridge, UK