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firewall settings for home network

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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
 

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Sooner Al [MVP]

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"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/community/columns/cableguy/cg0906.mspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

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