After reading through several different threads, I just want to make sure that I am understanding what I should be doing:
First, my computer is a desktop, SP2 XP Home Edition, ZA Suite 7.0.470, cable modem, netgear: There are 2 other household laptops that access their internet connection through my router, but we do
NOT share files or printer.
So, under the Firewall/Main/Advanced section i am choosing the 2nd option under the Internet Connection Sharing Section. This of course would be: This computer is a client of an ICS/NAT gateway running ZASS.
Second, I need to do a ipconfig /all in order to get my DHCP Server, DNS Servers and Default Gateway's IP Address: In my case,
ALL three of these IPs happen to be the SAME: 192.168.1.1
I am supposed to add all of these ip addresses to my Trusted Zone under Firewall/Zones.
In addition to these three ip addresses, I should
ALSO make sure that the LoopBack address of 127.0.0.1 is also in the Trusted Zone.Should I also include my desktop's assigned IP in the router? Should I also include the IPs and DNS IPS that are assigned by the router when it was 1st set up as a direct
internet connection to my ISP
under the normal
TCP/IP regular ties? Once all of these IPs are included in my Trusted Zone, there will be a less likely hood of having our internet access interrupted or failing.
After all these is done, I should be able to disable the DNS and DHCP Client services under Administrative Services in the Control Panel. This last step, of course, should only be done on the DESKTOP and not the other two household laptops.
If this is done correctly, the svchost.exe aka Generic Host Process should not have ANY further need to have any internet server needs or requests?
I hope that I am on the right track to understanding all of this.
Thank you in advance for all the helpful threads.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite