Windows File Sharing Behind Norton
Posted on 2006-07-13
So here is my dilema:
I have two computers, a desktop running Windows XP Home that has never been connected to the internet, so it does not have SP2 on it and I have a laptop running XP Home that has SP2. I have them connected through a D-Link AirPlus-G Wireless router (the Desktop have a CAT5 straight-through going into the router, and the Laptop has an internal wireless netowrk card). Both of the computers were sharing files fine, up until I installed Symantec Firewall on them. I received the Enterprise edition of the firewall from my college and it didn't come with a manual.
My question, how do I configure the firewall so I can continue to use file sharing? Do I have to open ports on it, if so how?
Or is it possibly that I need to do some port forwarding on my router (though I do not think this is the problem, because if I turn off the firewall on both of computers I can share files).
Should I get SP2 for my desktop? Could that solve the problem?