Opening Ports for Tribes 2 on the Microsoft WindowsXPFirewallProgram Firewall

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.WindowsXPFirewallProgram Type the word control into the Run dialog box and click the Ok button. This will take you to the Control Panel.WindowsXPFirewallProgram

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.WindowsXPFirewallProgram

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

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

Click the Exceptions tab.

WindowsXPFirewallProgram Look through the Programs and Services list for Tribes 2. If you find it, put a check in the box next to it to enable the rule. If you found Tribes 2 in the list, then you are done. Simply click the Ok button.

Only continue if you could not find your program above.

If you can not find Tribes 2, then click the Add Program button. You will see the following screen.



Look for Tribes 2 in the Add a Program window. If you find it, click Ok. This will take you back to the window with the Exceptions tab.

Only contine if you STILL could not find your program.

If you could not find Tribes 2 in the Add a Program window, then click the Browse button. You will see something like the following, only the contents will be different.



You will have to find the program on your computer to add a rule. If you do not know where to find it, try looking in Program Files, then look for a folder that is named similar. Once you find the program, click Open, then Ok. Look through the Programs and Services list for your programg. If you find it, put a check in the box next to your program to enable the rule. If you found your program in the list and put a check next to it, then you are done. Simply click the Ok button.

Only continue if you could not find your program above.

If you can not find your program, then click the Add Program button. You will see the following screen.



Look for your program in the Add a Program window. If you find it, click Ok. This will take you back to the window with the Exceptions tab.

Only contine if you STILL could not find your program.

If you could not find your program in the Add a Program window, then click the Browse button. You will see something like the following, only the contents will be different.



You will have to find the program on your computer to add a rule. If you do not know where to find it, try looking in Program Files, then look for a folder that is named similar. Once you find the program, click Open, then Ok. When you are finished, click the Ok button to close the Windows Firewall. You're done!

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