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    my lan connection has a lock on it

    what does that mean? i just installed windows and set up my internet connection through a lan and the icon for it has a lock on it. here's a screenshot http://img153.exs.cx/img153/374/lanlock0ui.jpg

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    Look carefully at the description "Connected, Firewalled"

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    Yeah thats all, that means windows firewall is enabled for that connection. If you have your own 3rd party firewall dont forget to disable windows built in firewall my freind.

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    i thought i had windows firewall turned off though

    nvm, it goes away when i turn the fw off they should really replace that lock with the little windows fw shield symbol since a lock usually implies that you dont have priveliges.

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