My son wants to play a game that has access to an online game. The only way I can get it to connect is by disconnecting the firewall. Is this advisable? And what problems will this cause by not having the firewall on? I also have zone alarm and norton internet security. Will these be enough to safe guard my PC? Any advice greatly welcome. Thanks.
You don't need 2 Firewalls running. Turn off Windows Firewall as ZOnealarm is good by itself.
To do this,
START> CONNECT TO> SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS> Right Click your dial-up connection and select Properties> ADVANCED tab> Untick the firewall checkbox.
When you first loaded the game onto multiplayer, it would have tried to access the internet. ZOnealarm should have popped up asking if you want it to permit it. Did you ever see this pop up from Zonealarm?
I don't use Zonealarm, but you should be able to see its pre-configured access and permissions list. Try looking at this list and see if you can find 'Command & Conquer' or 'EA games'.