Using the Windows Firewall without a router in Windows XP SP2

The Windows Firewall does a great job for it's purpose for protecting inbound traffic to protect you from unsolited traffic from the Internet. By now, everyone has probably installed Service Pack 2 (SP2) or is slowing getting it installed on their machines. The important thing to note with the Windows Firewall is that is set for all network connections by default.You cannot individually configure Advanced settings for individual network connections like it or not.