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Sharing printer files over Orange Wireless Network and Zonealarm firewall

By CJ-real
Sep 6, 2008
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  1. Hi,

    I have a WEP 128 with 2 desktops and 2 laptops, all with Zonealarm installed, and connected to the Orange Livebox router, by wireless.

    On 1 laptop, I have a printer connected and have enabled it for Printer Sharing. I also have shared documents on each of them which I have allowed access. If I disable ZoneAlarm I can access the workgroup, \\MSHOME.

    Otherwise, I can't. I have to turn Zonealarm off.

    I have tried:
    Allowing the IP range of 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.255 to the trusted zone... doesn't work.

    Any one have any ideas?

    Thanks.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    PING is a useless test for this condition.

    I'll refer you to a Vista Page, but everything except the Public vs Private comments
    apply to ALL Windows systems.

    For firewall control, you need special ports to be allowed, but only for YOUR lan addresses.

    IF your lan is 192.168.1.1 thru 192.168.1.255, then
    Code:
    allow TCP/UDP  in    src iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 ports 135-139,445
    allow TCP/UDP out dest iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 ports 135-139,445
    allow UDP  in     src iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 port 631
    allow UDP  out dest iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 port 631
    
    the first two are file sharing and will work for Mac, Linux and Windows,
    the last two remote print spooling
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