Sunday, April 02, 2006

How to change the firewall settings.

How to change the firewall settings.

Windows XP

Log on as a user that is a member of the Administrators group.
Open the Network Connections folder, right click the desired connection, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab, and remove the check from Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet.
Click Yes to the dialog windows that asks you to confirm your decision to disable the firewall.

Norton Internet Security

Log on using an account with Adult or Supervisor rights. Open Norton Internet Security.
On the left side of the window, click Internet Status and then click Current Status.
In the Current Status window, click Disable.

Norton Personal Firewall

Open Norton Personal Fireall.
On the left side of the window, click Internet Status and then click Current Status.
In the Current Status window, click Disable.
You can also disable Norton Personal Firewall by right-clicking on the Norton Personal Firewall icon in the notification area of the taskbar and selecting disable.

McAfee Internet Security

Right-click the McAfee icon.
Point to Personal Firewall and then click Options.
Click the Security tab.
Set the Security Level by moving the slider to the desired level.
Set Access to Low.
Click OK to save changes.

McAfee Firewall

Click Stop McAfee Firewall to disable the software.
From the Welcome to McAfee Firewall screen, go to the Network Control Settings and select Allow All Traffic.

this is info for difriend firewalls

How to remove a dual boot……..

How to remove a dual boot……..

Is your machine now waits for a timeout durring bootup and waiting for you to select one of 2 available boot configurations. Both configs are the same. You only wanted one.. Here’s how to remove one of the configs so the timeout durring bootup will not happen?

1. Go to start, settings, control panel,
Select view all if you cant see everything there...
2. Double click (system)
click (advanced)
3. Go to (startup and recovery)
It should let you choose the default operating system you want to use,
and uncheck the 2 boxes under it as well...
save,close and reboot,it should boot to the one you choose.


Win xp Doal Boot

Rigth click my computer icon>
click properties>
CLICK ADVANCE> and in system start up and recovery click advace?
You can edit your start up option

Nice One

A Nice Marathi Joke I received on mail

Tweak your own PC!, Increase your DL 20%

Windows XP uses 20% of your bandwidth !

Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)

Here's how to get it back:

Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the "

This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab :

"By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.
Works on XP Pro and 2000.

this gpedit.msc is another great way to tweak pc without having to use outside tools. But be careful and read the information bars before you make any changes.

Digg it !