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Windows firewall is blocking my wireless connection.

Hi everyone, like the title says, windows is blocking my wireless connection. The problem started up yesterday after Kaspersky got rid of a virus that had infected my computer. When I opened IE, it said that it could not display the webpage; I ran the diagnostic tool and it said it could not connect to the internet using HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP and that it was probably caused by firewall settings.
I turned off the firewall but it still didn't work and I even uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless stuff (Belkin) but it didn't work.
I went to Network Connections and it showed my connection was connected but firewalled. If I unblock it then it turns off my anti-virus software (Kaspersky). I've spent all of today trying to figure out how to fix this and I honestly cannot figure it out.
Any help or advice is GREATLY appreciated since I am not tech-savvy.
My computer is an HP vs15 and I have Windows XP.
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Re: Windows firewall is blocking my wireless connection.

Welcome to the forum.


Here is a guide to help you troubleshoot your wireless problems.  Let us know if this helps you or not.


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Re: Windows firewall is blocking my wireless connection.

Thank you very much for the information but unfortunately, my connection is still blocked. Smiley Sad
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Re: Windows firewall is blocking my wireless connection.



Do you also use a router/hub device? 


Your antivirus software if it contains a firewall should disable the Windows firewall.  I use Norton NIS and it disables the Windows firewall.

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