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ZoneAlarm Firewall Denying Network

By ChrisLam
Oct 29, 2007
  1. My ZoneAlarm firewall thing is denying access from my other computer to the computer with ZoneAlarm on it. I tried finding the "Trusted Zone" area but I can not locate it.

    I have version: 7.0.362.000
    TrueVector engine version: 7.0.362.000
    Driver version: 7.0.362.000.

    It is the ZoneAlarm that monitors internet traffic too (if there is another one)

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,924   +167

    Update Windows XP and use the Windows firewall
     
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    All you need to do is go into Zone Alarm, Firewall, Internet Zone, and turn the Internet firewall to Medium, then untick the "Block Net Bios" boxes.

    That ought to do it. - it works for me, I have file & printer sharing, even with 1 pc running Ubuntu.

    If it's still being blocked, look at the Logs, you'll see if Zone Alarm is blocking something when you try to connect - ie Generic Host Svcs. Then just go into Programs and allow it.

    If that fails, make static IP's for your PC's and add them to the Trusted Zone.

    The Windows Firewall isn't worth a pinch of poo in my opinion.
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    True that its useless, but otherwise an important tool and the first step in network troubleshooting...
     
  5. PBNinja101

    PBNinja101 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    at the top right of the ZoneAlarm screen you should see 3 boxes with Program Icons in, check that there are some programs in - if not, its means that all programs are blocked because Explorer and Internet Explorer etc. should appear there if they are open.

    Simon
     
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