Hi all! First, a description of my circumstances.
My computer is in my room, which sadly has no internet wires running to it. However, since I dwell in a tech-savvy household, I hooked my PC up to the internet by purchasing a wireless card. I would have followed this same method to obtain internet for my 360, but well - at 100$ a pop for Microsoft brand connectors, I don't really need/want wireless on my 360.
Up until a few days ago, I had my Xbox 360 hooked up to Xbox Live via an ethernet cable connecting it to my wireless-enabled PC. I figured out how to tell my computer to allow the 360 to access Xbox Live, and all was well in Maira-Land. However, a bout with some nasty viruses lead to my downloading ZoneAlarm. Now, I love the program to bits, but when it doesn't allow my 360 to connect so I can play Shadowrun, well, I find myself looking at firewall dating websites.
My question is, does anyone know how to beat ZoneAlarm into submission so it will allow me to use Xbox Live on my 360? I have ZoneAlarm version 7.0.337.000, the free one you can download anywhere. I've already tried to add my 360's IP address to the trusted zone, but that won't work. For anyone familiar with the console, it gets past the IP Address Confirmation part in the network test, but can't find the DNS server.
Thanks for you time!