File sharing.........this may help someone

  1832bchs 20:08 09 Jul 2003

Have had trouble accessing files and folders on my wi-fi network,I followed all the advice I could find on this excellent forum,and many others.Nothing worked. Yesterday I was idly checking all the settings in Norton and what did I discover? Norton Firewall was set to BLOCK Windows file sharing. And before you all tell me I should have turned off the firewall....I had.
Obviously the "disable firewall" button does not do what it says on the tin!!!
Now it is all working as it should and I am a happy bunny!!!

  Gaz 25 22:00 09 Jul 2003

I just add the adapter and IP's on my home network to my trusted list in Home networking under Norton, and it works with file sharing blocked, it only should block from unknown or blocked addresses not trusted.

  1832bchs 22:03 09 Jul 2003

Yes, I had done that, didn't occur to me it would block file sharing. You live and learn.

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