ComputersComputer NetworkingNetwork SecurityHow to View the Windows Firewall Dashboard How to View the Windows Firewall Dashboard Related Book Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies By Lawrence C. Miller 13 Back Next Open the Windows Control Panel, and then click System and Security. The System and Security window appears. 23 Back Next Click Windows Firewall. The Windows Firewall window appears. 33 Back Next The status of Windows Firewall is displayed for Home or Work (Private) Networks and Public Networks. You can quickly check your firewall status from the Control Panel System and Security window (shown in Step 2) by clicking Check Firewall Status under Windows Firewall.