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bazz7777777

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ive just set up a home network with mine and my daughters computer, and the only way she can use the internet through mine is if i turn my zonealrm off, my question is am i safe to do this, i think i am because windows firewall is still on and windows does not come up with warning about no firewall :tazz:

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Edited by bazz7777777, 15 June 2005 - 04:50 PM.

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Zone Alarm and McAfee can cause problems for networking because they don't tell you if they're blocking anything, or they take their time doing it. You basically have to dig into them and find the logs, make sure logging is enabled so they'll be there to find, and see what they're blocking. Then change the settings accordingly. One thing you can do is put the IPs handed out by your router in the trusted zone.
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Actually, it sounds like they are using internet connection sharing on the main computer, and trying to give the second computer internet access through it. If that is the case, and you are using the free version of ZoneAlarm, then yes, you will have to turn it off to let her access. If you spring for it, and purchase the professional version of ZoneAlarm, I understand that you have a decent bit of configuration ahead of you still to get the ICS to work correctly.
Having a good firewall is important, but it's not your only defense against attack. What I would recommend, would be to kick the ICS idea and just get a router. Then you can run seperate firewalls on each machine if you are really that concerned about firewalls and you won't have the old ICS/ZoneAlarm conflict.

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bazz7777777

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thank you for your knowledge
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hello,

try getting a copy of kerio winroute firewall which is a proxy cum firewall solution. this will protect your computer as well as those which are connecting to the internet through it.
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If you enable NAT Gateway in ZoneAlarm then you will be able to access the internet through the main computer. I cannot guarantee that you are able to do this on the free version though.

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