How do I get my internal network through the firewall?


G

Guest

I have four computers connected to a home network system through a wireless
router, which is connected to the Internet. One computer, my laptop, connects
wirelessly -- all others are wired to the network.
I cannot get through to my laptop via the network, or vice versa -- I can't
get through to the other computers from my laptop -- to transfer files or
what have you. Only if I turn off the firewall will it work.
Is there a way to leave the firewall on to protect again outside intrusion,
but allow all internal connections to get through, including my wireless
connection?
Thank you for any help.
 
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M

Maincat

wallmg said:
I have four computers connected to a home network system through a wireless
router, which is connected to the Internet. One computer, my laptop,
connects
wirelessly -- all others are wired to the network.
I cannot get through to my laptop via the network, or vice versa -- I
can't
get through to the other computers from my laptop -- to transfer files or
what have you. Only if I turn off the firewall will it work.
Is there a way to leave the firewall on to protect again outside
intrusion,
but allow all internal connections to get through, including my wireless
connection?
Thank you for any help.

Well the short answer is yes, but to do it requires some work on your part.

If you mean you turned off the firewall that is on your laptop, then look at
the settings of your firewall for allowed or trusted computers. Enter the
IPs or scope of IPs (if you use DHCP) required. The firewall should then
allow traffic from those computers to get through.

Let us know how you get on.

HTH,
Steve
 
G

Guest

Enter the IPs or scope of IPs (if you use DHCP) required. The firewall
should then
allow traffic from those computers to get through.
Yeah, I tried that before, but there is a blank asking for the port. What
port would it be. I have no clue. I put in 1 just to try it, but it didn't
work.
 
M

Maincat

wallmg said:
Enter the IPs or scope of IPs (if you use DHCP) required. The firewall
should then
Yeah, I tried that before, but there is a blank asking for the port. What
port would it be. I have no clue. I put in 1 just to try it, but it didn't
work.

You're looking at the wrong area. There will be a page where you can enter
a range of IP addresses for trusting computers. No port information
required.

Are you dealing with a firewall on the laptop or the router?
 
G

Guest

Are you dealing with a firewall on the laptop or the router?
The laptop. I go to control panel / windows firewall and click on the
exceptions tab. Then I click on Add Port, and then Change Scope. That's where
I added the IP addresses.

I'm not sure where you're talking about going to. Thanks for your help.
 
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G

Guest

Can someone tell me if there is some way to access firewall settings besides
the one I outlined below. Maincat referenced some adjustment that I am unable
to find. Thanks.
 
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