Windows firewall is lame at best. If you have another, I'd suggest you use it and disable Windows firewall. Go to the control panel then security center, if you have SP2 installed, and click on firewall. You have the option of turning it off which I would recommend you do.
If you don't have SP2 installed, go to the control panel and click on network connections. Right click on any connection listed then left click on properties. Click on the advanced tab then firewall settings. Change the setting to off.
I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me how I might temporaly disable windows fire wall.
Is it nescessary....... if I have a McAffee firewall?