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Firewall Not Configured Properly?

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Anonymous
June 2, 2004 8:10:08 PM

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Out of nowhere my kids PC stopped working on the network to my PC(gateway to
Internet) DSL Modem.
Using crossover cables with NIC cards. Running XP Pro on both computers.
My firewall (ZoneAlarm Free) is set to Medium for internet usage in both
zones.
I am not sure what I should be using in the network properties box.
It says the following in my network connection properties/Advanced tab:

Under advanced ICS it says allow other computers to access the internet
connection?
Select a private network connection - should I use - "Local Area
onnection" - My Computer?
or "Kids Computer"? - Kids Computer?
I have tried both settings to no avail.
I am sure I missed something??????
Help greatly appreciated.

Thanks Much,

Jack Barrett
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June 2, 2004 10:22:11 PM

Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

"Jack Barrett" <jack4450@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
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> Out of nowhere my kids PC stopped working on the network to my PC(gateway
to
> Internet) DSL Modem.
> Using crossover cables with NIC cards. Running XP Pro on both computers.
> My firewall (ZoneAlarm Free) is set to Medium for internet usage in both
> zones.
> I am not sure what I should be using in the network properties box.
> It says the following in my network connection properties/Advanced tab:
>
> Under advanced ICS it says allow other computers to access the internet
> connection?
> Select a private network connection - should I use - "Local Area
> onnection" - My Computer?
> or "Kids Computer"? - Kids Computer?
> I have tried both settings to no avail.
> I am sure I missed something??????

Yes. Throw out the DSL modem and ICS and get a DSL Router. Take a look at
the Dlink dsl-504t

It has firewall functionality both inbound and outbound.
(Yes folks its actually a little Linux box running IPTABLES!)


Mike
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