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    Default ZoneAlarm blocks Windows hotspot (ICS) < No Support for (ICS)

    I want to use my tablet's 3G connection as a hotspot for my laptop.

    The tablet (Acer Iconia W4) has Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit on it and currently no firewall or antivirus (still setting it up as it's new). I'm using Win 8.1's built-in hotspot fuctionality aka Internet Connection Sharing to share its 3G mobile broadband connection with the laptop. This works perfectly fine when ZoneAlarm is not running on my laptop (like right now as I'm posting this), but stops working soon after I start ZoneAlarm. After I close ZoneAlarm the connection still won't return until I toggle the hotspot on/off in the tablet.

    The laptop has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition on it, and ZoneAlarm works fine with my Android device hotspots, but not with this new Windows device.

    Please advice.

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm blocks Windows hotspot (ICS)

    Quote Originally Posted by pajenn View Post
    I want to use my tablet's 3G connection as a hotspot for my laptop.

    The tablet (Acer Iconia W4) has Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit on it and currently no firewall or antivirus (still setting it up as it's new). I'm using Win 8.1's built-in hotspot fuctionality aka Internet Connection Sharing to share its 3G mobile broadband connection with the laptop. This works perfectly fine when ZoneAlarm is not running on my laptop (like right now as I'm posting this), but stops working soon after I start ZoneAlarm. After I close ZoneAlarm the connection still won't return until I toggle the hotspot on/off in the tablet.

    The laptop has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition on it, and ZoneAlarm works fine with my Android device hotspots, but not with this new Windows device.

    Please advice.
    Hello;

    1.) Sorry, We stopped supporting the old ICS connections.

    https://www.zonealarm.com/forums/sho...CS-connections


    2.) also, your Table 1.8Ghz CPU does not meet the minimum requirements for Zone Alarm.

    System Requirements for ZoneAlarm:

    Microsoft® Windows® 8, 8.1:

    • 32-bit (2 GB RAM)/ 64-bit (4 GB RAM)
    • 2 GHz or faster processor
    • 250MB of available hard-disk space


    Regards,
    Guru GeorgeV
    Last edited by GeorgeV; July 29th, 2014 at 06:29 AM.

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm blocks Windows hotspot (ICS)

    ok, but fwiw ICS is part of Windows 8.1 and used to create hotspots on 3G and 4G Windows devices so not exactly some obsolete relic software.

    and my tablet doesn't have ZoneAlarm (it currently has no firewall). ZoneAlarm is installed and creating problems on my laptop with quad core i7 processor, 16 GB ram, etc. when I connect to the tablet's hotspot.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeV View Post
    Hello;

    1.) Sorry, We stopped supporting the old ICS connections.

    https://www.zonealarm.com/forums/sho...CS-connections


    2.) also, your Table 1.8Ghz CPU does not meet the minimum requirements for Zone Alarm.

    System Requirements for ZoneAlarm:

    Microsoft® Windows® 8, 8.1:

    • 32-bit (2 GB RAM)/ 64-bit (4 GB RAM)
    • 2 GHz or faster processor
    • 250MB of available hard-disk space


    Regards,
    Guru GeorgeV

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm blocks Windows hotspot (ICS)

    Hi;

    However, your Device is trying to pass the ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) to the Windows 7 Laptop with Zone Alarm and Zone Alarm does not Support the ICS connection.

    You could try Uninstalling the FREE Zone Alarm firewall from your Laptop and try the Windows 7 Firewall on the Laptop...


    or try one of the many other Free Firewall products to see if they work better for connecting to your device..


    Regard;
    Guru GeorgeV
    Last edited by GeorgeV; July 29th, 2014 at 09:47 AM.

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