hi folks! here's a puzzle...i have been using zone alarm for ages...now, since installing 6.5.737.000 my host computer wont allow my wireless network internet access until i shut down zone alarm (i then enable windows fire wall - something is better than nothing!). all my other machines are zone alarm enabled, and all network settings are for trusted zone (internet is internet). i
also have some dificulty with network neighbourhood finding the network from the host (software access point). again, with zone alarm running on the rest, if i shut it down on my host, the network is available. once closed, the wireless network operates without any let or hinderance. i have re-installed zone alarm, wireless network and re-run the network setup wizard. a few times! and i still have the same problem. all machines run xp - host is pro, 2 laptops using xp home and a dual boot machine running win98 and xp pro. i've scratched my head so much, i've now got a bald patch anybody got any ideas? i run sbybot and avg antivirus (no probs with either) each time i shut zone alarm down - sad or what??thanks all!
Windows XP Pro
23 jan 07.
update to the above!
i think i may have solved this darn situation! in Zone Alarm under program control, programs tab,
is a listing for "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services". This is checked under Access for Trusted and Internet. I checked this under the Server column on Trusted. No difference, so i tried checking under the Internet column. A warning box flashed up, warning that allowing this process access to the internet could cause problems - internet connection and so forth. I checked on "Ask". Then, i tried updating my laptop's AVG anti-virus (this has been the main cause of my concern) - up flashed the notification box on my main desktop (host) asking for authority for the "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" to connect to the internet, i cecked OK, and hay presto! my laptop connected to the internet through Zone Alarm - and i could fire up IE7 and Outlook Express too! in fact, as i write this, my laptop is downloading microsoft updates (something i had to shut zone alarm down on the host to do!) Zone Alarm is now running perfectly on all 4 computers, with full internet access for all!
I can't say that this work around will work for everybody, and the warning message should be observed. It worked for me, but it is up to you whether you risk altering the settings in the server column. thanks to all for advice freely given. i tried as much as i could, but found i still had to close ZA. Now i dont!
Message Edited by redrufus on 01-23-200702:25 PM
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)