Permitting HTTP (web) traffic through Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows 2003 Service Pack 1

  • Article ID: 11737
  • Updated: 04 Feb 2011

If you have set up a website on a Windows XP computer with Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed, or a Windows 2003 computer with Service Pack 1 (SP1), you will need to allow HTTP (web) traffic through port 80.

What to do

To allow web traffic through the Windows Firewall, you must add an exception as follows:

  1. Open Windows Firewall
  2. select the Exceptions tab
  3. click 'Add Port'
  4. in 'Name:' type:
  5. in 'Port number:' type:
  6. click 'OK' twice to confirm.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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