windows firewall off by default

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Subject: windows firewall off by default
Posted by:  ReCom (ReC…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007

I recently installed NAV, and Firewall.  I found that Norton firwall slowed
down my lap top too much so I decided to go back to Windows Firwall.  I
disabled everything in the Norton firewall, and still Windows firewall is off
by default.  I would prefer to not uninstall Norton firewall due to my past
experience trying to uninstall Norton products.  Is it possible to make
Windows the default firewall and set so that it is on by default again?  I
have windows XP Home edition, and a linksys wireless router.  This brings up
another question, with my wireless router is it necessary to have windows
firewall on?

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