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    benway Guest

    Default Home Network: No Print & File Sharing

    Hey all,
    I've been troubleshooting this problem all day and finally read somewhere that ZoneAlarm will kill your home network access via Print & File Sharing (there went 4 hours of my life I'll never get back). I shut down ZA, start windowXP Firewall and all works perfectly (printing and file sharing). I stop XP firewall and start ZA: Nothing. No access.

    Now I know my way around computers and networks, but I'm having a heck of a time getting ZA to work with a simple, home network (2 PCs). Surely there's a simple solution, but danged if I can find it.

    Can anyone point me to, what should be, an obvious fix?

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    gerard_konijn Guest

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    The free version of ZoneAlarm doesn't support Internet Connection Sharing.

    Best regards, Gerard Konijn. Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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    benway Guest

    Default Re: Home Network: No Print & File Sharing

    Thanks for the quick response. Maybe I'm confusing your answer, but I'm not trying to share an internet connection. I'm trying to share files and printer across my 2 home computers.

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    billc Guest

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    Are you using a router?

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    benway Guest

    Default Re: Home Network: No Print & File Sharing

    Yes, a Wireless-G Broadband (model wrt54g).

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    billc Guest

    Default Re: Home Network: No Print & File Sharing

    Make sure you've got your LAN in the Trusted zone of your Zone Alarm Firewall > Zones panel. Also enter the IP of the computers into the Trusted zone. Put your Trusted zone security on 'Medium' and not 'High' if you've not already done so.

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