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    msw1233 Guest

    Default Stop All Internet Activity?

    Normally at night, I click the "stop all internet activity" on my firewall. Lately, I have noticed that after I do this and all connections are stopped - I'll get the popup in the taskbar saying "Wirless Network is now connected" Any ideas? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Stop All Internet Activity?

    Do you have or use wireless hardware? Oldsod.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    msw1233 Guest

    Default Re: Stop All Internet Activity?

    Yes I do. The computer the problem is occurring on connects to the internet wirelessly.

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    Default Re: Stop All Internet Activity?

    Interesting.
    The windows firewall is disabled?
    Do connections still occur after the internet activity is stopped or can something still connect?
    Do you have any other security applications with firewalling features such as web scanners, cookie blockers, site blockers, web content filtering, etc?
    Does the PC have both the wired ethernet cable and the wireless connections used at the same time?
    Open the properties of the wireless connection adapter and see if the correct gateway and assigned IP is there and has not been changed.
    Check to see how many available wireless networks are available before locking the internet activity.

    Which ZA version are you using? The paid versions or the free version?

    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: Stop All Internet Activity?

    I think it's in the meaning of "connection" as popped up by Windows.
    With the paid ZA lock in place it won't talk or listen.
    Just my observation

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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: Stop All Internet Activity?

    msw1233,
    To elaborate previous answer:
    I did a little experiment, probably very close to what you do and saw.
    I pulled the cable from the router, and left wireless going.
    Then I engaged the ZA lock.
    Wireless icon does say it's connected, as you reported. But it's not really. There is absolutely no communication. I tried pinging google, going there. tried talking to my other PC. All stopped by ZA.
    Check your IP address for the wireless network card (ipconfig /all).
    If it's not 169.x.x.x, try to ping google.com while the ZA padlock is on. As I saw it, nothing goes in or out. So the display in the baloon refers to the radio on, but not a real communication with the wild world out there.

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