NVidia Firewall - File Sharing

  PaulB2005 09:48 20 Dec 2005

After several weeks of trying to get File and Printer Sharing to work on my Network and discovering Zone ALarm was the culprit for all my problems, i'm now looking at using the NVidia Firewall (Network Access Manager) built into my Motherbaord.

However i've discovered that yet again the firewall has crippled F&P Sharing.

Can anyone help me get the F&P Sharing working under this Firewall?

  PaulB2005 10:16 20 Dec 2005

I followed a File and Printer Sharing Wizard in the firewall control panel. At the end it said

F&P Sharing might not work unless you enable

TCP / UDP Over IP, DNS and ARP.

I changed some settings in those areas to Allow and it worked - for 30 seconds and then lost the networked drive again.....

It seems if you drop the protection down to the Anti-Hacking only then F&P Sharing works with no further messing about. I'd like to use Medium or High and still use F&P Sharing but it doesn't seem straight forward.

  PaulB2005 13:22 20 Dec 2005

Scrapping software firewalls

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