I have two computers connected with Microsoft home networking that work fine with the Norton firewall but I thought I'd try the free version of Zone Alarm. Although I can share files and printers I can't figure out how to allow the networked computer to share the internet connection, Zone Alarm is blocking it. Any help would be appreciated.
thats the reason i went to ZA Pro, as the free version did not support networking (might have changed now, it was nearly two years ago).
i had to select "this computer is an ICS/NAT Gateway" (open ZA, click firewall tab then advanced near the bottom) then select this computer is an ICS/NAT Gateway and select the network address form the dropdown box (only do this on the main pc, on the client, select "this computer is a client on an ICS/NAT Gateway running Zone Alarm". I dont know if the free version has this option though, but its free to try.
Does not apply to me now though as i have a broadband router which supplies the internet to the network (only two pc's).