Forgive the amateur nature of this question if the answer is
readily out there.
As an Adobe AIR apps user, how do Adobe Air applications
connect to the internet and how can this be configured...I don't
seem to see a readily apparent shell application with settings that
can be modified. I ask because here (in my workplace) I have
internet capabilities, but because I function behind a firewall,
the connection isn't open to any app on any port.
AIR applications use the networking support provided by the
underlying OS. On XP, any required configuration is done via the
Internet Options control panel. Assuming your machine already
configured to access the internet, no additional configuration
should be necessary.