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    preludecrazy Guest

    Default Accessing USB drive

    Hi.

    I'm running ZA Extreme v9.3.014.000 on XP Pro and have a Netgear WNDR3700 router. All is working fine except one thing...

    I've connected a USB hard drive to my router and using the router's HTTP interface have setup the sharing of files on the USB drive via my network, HTTP, and FTP.

    From my PC I can access the files on the USB HDD via HTTP and FTP, but not via Windows Explorer (via \\readyshare\USB_Storage).

    I have since discovered I can access my files via Windows Explorer if I drop the Internet Zone Security setting from High to Medium. I'm sure this is inadvisable and should be left at High and should instead be allowing a specific port access (or something) via the custom dialog.

    If of any significance, I have two zones configured:

    Name: Internet
    IP Address / Site: 10.0.0.0/255.255.255.0
    Entry Type: Network
    Zone: Internet

    Name: Loopback adaptor
    IP Address / Site: 127.0.0.1
    Entry Type: IP Address
    Zone: Trusted

    What should I be setting to give me access to my USB HDD on across my LAN?



    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Accessing USB drive

    Hi!
    you probably need to have a refresh of your ZA settings (reset via Ctrl and Shift keys).

    Normally you should have a DHCP entry in the firewall zone (set to trusted). Also, to share resources on your LAN (10.0.0.0./.....) it should be set as TRUSTED (and not internet). All of this with the ZA trusted zone set to MEDIUM and not HIGH.

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    preludecrazy Guest

    Default Re: Accessing USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by fax View Post
    Hi!
    you probably need to have a refresh of your ZA settings (reset via Ctrl and Shift keys).

    Normally you should have a DHCP entry in the firewall zone (set to trusted). Also, to share resources on your LAN (10.0.0.0./.....) it should be set as TRUSTED (and not internet). All of this with the ZA trusted zone set to MEDIUM and not HIGH.

    Cheers,
    Fax

    Thanks for replying Fax. I know what DHCP is, but how do I add that as a zone to ZA? I tried just adding the IP address my router gave my PC as a trusted zone, but that didn't make any difference, but I'm sure you didn't mean that.

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    Hi!
    to simplify, I would make a clean install of ZA first... So:

    - remove the current ZA (XP add/remove programs)
    - Reboot the PC when asked
    - turn ON the windows firewall
    - Download the latest version (9.3.037.000).
    - Install with default settings (do not touch anything) and when prompted set your LAN (10.0.0.0.0) as trusted.

    Cheers,
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    preludecrazy Guest

    Default Re: Accessing USB drive

    Ah, I see what I've done, after reading your helpful reply. I've obviously misunderstood the zone settings (and aired on the side of caution!). I thought my PC should be in the Internet Zone, but seen as my PC is connected to my router (which is connected to my cable modem/internet) then my PC should be in the Trusted Zone.

    ...And if I decided to connect my PC directly to my cable modem (if my router blew up for example), then I'd need to set my PC to the Internet Zone, right?


    Cheers for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preludecrazy View Post
    ...And if I decided to connect my PC directly to my cable modem (if my router blew up for example), then I'd need to set my PC to the Internet Zone, right? Cheers for your help.

    Yes, exactly.

    You're welcome!
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