Windows XP & Mcafee Firewall clash

  Onthemove 18:54 25 Sep 2003

After making a number of Microsoft updates I lost the ability to access the internet by any service (DSL via router, Direct DSL connection & PSTN Modem).

Taving a look around Network connections I discovered that the Firewall oprion on one of my network connections ghad been turned on (Not an action I recall doing).

I have discovered through turning firewall options McAfee and Microsoft ON and OFF I have discovered that I can only connect if I turn off Mcafee firewall filtering and Turn on the Microsoft Firewall.

I am not happy with this situation.

Any suggestions?

  bof:) 19:53 25 Sep 2003

have you looked on the McAfee site to see if there is any mention of this in their FAQ's?

did you set a restore point before you downloaded the microsoft updates?

If so can you go back to it and reinstall the updates 1 at a time until you find the critter responsible for your current problem.

If so have a look on the microsoft site to see if there is a fix.


  phono 22:48 26 Sep 2003

Have you configured McAfee FW to allow networking? Set up your home network in the advanced tasks part of configuration.

I have a home network with McAfee FW, XP Home + SP1 and everything is working okay.

  Joanne_1 22:55 26 Sep 2003

Routers have their own NAT which is an internal hardware firewall so you can do away with the software one, ie McAfee.
If your router is configured correctly then all neccessary ports on the internet are stealth.

  phono 23:36 26 Sep 2003

Joanne_1 is quite correct, I really must learn to read entire postings before putting my size 11s in it.

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