I have been trying for a while now to set up File & Print Sharing between mine and a friends computer over the internet ... I have followed all the instructions on XP about sharing folders on a network, and can see my machine & shares when browsing the network.... I am using Norton Internet Security as my firewall app and have (for what I can see) set it up correctly, although when my friend tries to ping me, it times out, due to the firewall. It works when NIS is disabled (although I dont want to have the firewall down at all). We just CANNOT connnect.
I have looked everywhere on the internet for a solution to this... even on the symantec website (which there is none).
Could you please help??