firewall for ICS and LAN

  ACOLYTE 12:58 11 Nov 2004
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Can someone recommend a firewall to use that is easy to set up for ICS & LAN,i did try ZA but couldn't get the web connection working right,at the moment I'm just using the standard windows firewall(SP2).

  woodt 13:08 11 Nov 2004

What problems are you having with ZA? The settings for ICS and networking can be found in Firewall/Advanced.

  ACOLYTE 13:13 11 Nov 2004

Well im not sure were the problem was it could configre in the network wizard and both pcs could see each other and the client would say it was connected to the net,but when ever i tried to open a web page it would say detecting proxys then an error about page not available.It was ZA free version and i dont know how to set proxys.The windows firewall just let me conect right up so i uninstalled ZA.

  ACOLYTE 13:14 11 Nov 2004

Unless i needed ZA on both pcs i never tried that
thought i only needed it on the host pc.

  woodt 14:03 11 Nov 2004

No you don't need ZA on both PCs if you are using ICS. Did you set up ZA to be an ICS/NAT gateway? How are the two PCs connected together, Wired or wirelss?

  ACOLYTE 15:14 11 Nov 2004

They are connected by a lan crossover cable,i dont know about ICS/NAT it did have a WAN/SLIP or somthing like that in the trusted zone along with my network adapter for lan.

  woodt 22:19 11 Nov 2004

Ok,

You need to find the IP address of the PC connected via crossover cable by going to Start/Run and enter 'cmd' (without the quote marks) at the command prompt in the popup window type 'ipconfig /all' (again without the quote marks but not the space befor /all). This should give you all the IP addresses of the computers on your network, in your case two. Do this before you reinstall ZA.

Then you have to set ZA on the PC connected to the internet to be a gateway ( Firewall/Advanced Internet Connection Sharing third option This computer is an ICS/NAT gateway. Then in Firewall/Zones 'Add' the IP address of the PC connected via the crossover cable.

One more question. How do you connect to the internet?

  ACOLYTE 23:39 11 Nov 2004

1 mb BB,Does the free version have the advanced tab? i cant remember seeing it when i looked before,there was one advanced tab for blocking traffic at high levels on the trusted/internet zones.

  ACOLYTE 23:43 11 Nov 2004

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\DAVE>
C:\Documents and Settings\DAVE>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : david
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit
Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-61-46-AA-FA
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:5181:87b3:4:9c02:96bc:9436:c894

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:5181:87b3:4:20d:61ff:fe46:aafa
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0::4:20d:61ff:fe46:aafa%2
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::20d:61ff:fe46:aafa%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%2

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-DD-10-00-B5-57

PPP adapter BT Yahoo! Broadband:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 81.129.135.179
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 81.129.135.179
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 194.72.9.38
194.74.65.69

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%6
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter 6to4 Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6to4 Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 51-81-87-B3
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:5181:87b3::5181:87b3
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:836b:213c::836b:213c
2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 51-81-87-B3
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:81.129.135.179%2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-01
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.1%2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%2
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Documents and Settings\DAVE>
this is what i got witch one is the client pc?
sorry to be so dumb.

  woodt 13:08 12 Nov 2004

Not sure about the free version of ZA but I would have thought it would allow ICS as described above. The way most people set up their LAN to share a BB connection is through a router. I.e the ADSL modem is connected to the router through the WAN (wide area network) socket and then each PC is connected to the router either via LAN cable or, for maximum flexibility, wirelessly. You can now buy combined modem routers for less than £100 and some include a wireless card for a laptop. For a full description of how to do this please read this click here

  ACOLYTE 13:25 12 Nov 2004

I also have a 1394 net adapter that shows a connected i dont know what it does but it always connected in system tray.It says its a IEEE 1394 Bus host controller in device manager but i dont know if its part of my network.Thanks you been a great help all i have to do know is figure out what numbers go where lol.

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