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firewall settings for home network

  1. #1


    dave Guest

    firewall settings for home network

    Hi i have a 2 pcs running vista, one hard wired other wireless. Have managed
    to setup home network and specifically printer sharing, but this only works
    if i switch off the windows firewalls on both pcs.
    I am obviously concerned that this leaves me vulnerable what can i do to fix
    this problem.
    thanks

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  2. #2


    Sooner Al [MVP] Guest

    Re: firewall settings for home network

    "dave" <dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Hi i have a 2 pcs running vista, one hard wired other wireless. Have
    > managed
    > to setup home network and specifically printer sharing, but this only
    > works
    > if i switch off the windows firewalls on both pcs.
    > I am obviously concerned that this leaves me vulnerable what can i do to
    > fix
    > this problem.
    > thanks
    I have the network location set to "private" for wired and wireless Vista
    machines on my home LAN. That allows me to enable network discovery,
    sharing, etc...

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0906.mspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

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