I cant find a firewall AAHHH

By triiifashions ยท 6 replies
Nov 4, 2006
  1. I am looking for a firewall that will just work

    I have a hand built desk top and a hp laptop and a compaqe desktop (for the kids) in my network!

    I am sharing a dial up connection from the hand built desktop running xp pro

    i am running through a linksys wireless router the lap top and the compaq are wireless and the hand built desktop is run with a cable to the router!

    no firewall everything works fine but when i install a firewall one or the other between ics and file sharing quits?

    i have worked on it for a few days now and im starting to get frustrated

    I have tried zonealarm firewall nope

    and sygate firewall and nope

    and it all started with mcafee 2007 virus scan plus nope

    does anyone know a good firewall that will do what i want it to do that i can download for free?

    or may be some one could tell me how to enable file and printer sharing on sygate firewall???

    that is the one im gonna run for now any suggestions?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. EsTeBaNo

    EsTeBaNo TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Try Using ZoneAlarm, If you want security and and a firewall that allows you to control any programs that require internet access this is the one for you.
  4. sultan_emerr

    sultan_emerr TS Rookie Posts: 61

  5. socrfan

    socrfan TS Rookie

  6. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Did you disable your windows firewall?

    I have two systems running through a linksys router with ZoneAlarm for the firewall and have no issues. You must have configured something wrong somewhere.

    In your folder options. Do you have the simple file sharing enabled?
  7. socrfan

    socrfan TS Rookie

    It's not free but if you want a good "total" solution try:


    Since installing it (Kaspersky Internet Security) I've had zero problems, period.
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