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How do I unblock port 119 and 443 on my comuter

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My connection as failed what i am working on and a dialogue box came up and says,PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET. IF YOU ARE USING A FIREWALL PLEASE UNBLOCK PORT 119 AND 443
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Peter replied 10 years ago.


It looks like the internet service you are using wants to use ports 119 and 443. Port 119 is usually used for NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) for accessing and reading network news. Port 443 is usually used for HTTPS (Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol) for accessing and reading web pages on a secure server.

To change the Windows XP firewall settings in Windows XP:

  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Choose Windows Firewall
  • (If the firewall is turned off then you possibly have a different problem)
  • Choose Exceptions
  • Choose Add Port
  • Enter the Port info