Opening Ports for Winamp Audio Streaming on the Microsoft WindowsXPFirewallFirewall Firewall

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Go ahead and open up Microsoft Windows XP Firewall.

There are a variety of ways that you can get into the Windows XP Firewall. The method that we are going to list should work for most people.

Start by clicking on the Start button on the bottom left of your screen and then click on Run. You should see the Run dialog box.WindowsXPFirewallFirewall Type the word control into the Run dialog box and click the Ok button. This will take you to the Control Panel.WindowsXPFirewallFirewall

Click the Security Center link near the bottom left of the page.

Your control panel may look different. If it does, then find the link called Windows Firewall. This will take you straight to the firewall settings page.WindowsXPFirewallFirewall

Click the Windows Firewall link near the bottom right of the page.


Remove the checkmark from the Don't allow exceptions checkbox.

Click the Exceptions tab.

WindowsXPFirewallFirewall Click the Add Port button to open up the Add a Port window.

In the Name box, put the name of the program whose ports you are opening. It really doesn't matter what you put here, it shouldjust be something to remind you of why you forwarded this port. In the Port box put the port that you want to forward. Put a circlein either TCP or UDP depending on the application that you are forwarding. Some applications will require you to do thistwice, once for TCP and once for UDP to make sure that you are forwarding both. This is one of the downfalls of the Windows XP Firewall.When you have entered all of this, click the Ok button. Repeat as many times as necessary until you have forwarded all of the portsthat your application requires. When you are finished, click the Ok button to close the Windows Firewall. You're done!

To test if your port has been properly opened, you can use our Port Checker tool.

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