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ADDAX Connection and Firewall Problems

CONNECTION AND FIREWALL PROBLEMS

Can't connect to the network? Able to browse the Internet?
Then your Firewall may be blocking the Gnutella port.

To connect to the network, you have to configure your Firewall to open a port for Gnutella. Check instructions provided below for Windows XP Firewalls. You can also refer to the Microsoft page on configuring ports on Windows XP. Or if you have other firewall like: Kerio Personal Firewall, McAfee Firewall, Norton Personal Firewall, SyGate Personal Firewall, ZoneAlarm Firewall please check on support of these programs to solve the problem.

WINDOWS XP INTERNET CONNECTION FIREWALL:
1. Within ADDAX, go to: Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Firewall Config
2. Make a note of the Listening Port located in the box next to "Listen on Port"
3. Go to Start -> Control Panel
4. Open Network Connections
5. Right Click on the connection you use to connect to the network
6. Choose Properties
7. Go to the Advanced Tab
8. If your Firewalled is Enabled go to step 10
9. If you want to enable Windows XP Firewall check the box (this will enable the "settings" button. If you are not interested in enabling your Windows XP Firewall, hit cancel -- ADDAX will not be affected, and you may stop following these instructions.
10. Under Windows Firewall Options, Go to the Advanced Tab.
11. Select Internet connection used. (Local area network or the name of your connection)
12. Click the Setting button
13. Click the "Add..." button
14. In the description field add "Gnutella"
15. Set the IP address to "127.0.0.1"
16. Check the TCP Radio button
17. Set the external and internal ports to the same port that you made a note of in step 2
18. Press OK
19. Repeat steps 13 to 16, except this time check the UDP radio button in step 16
20. Make sure the list of services has two items listed Gnutella, and make sure they are both checked.
21. Click OK

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