Solved

setting up home wireless network, zone alarm, XP Pro, HP wireless Printer + 1 Idiot

Posted on 2006-11-03
3
327 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
i have a netgear wireless router (encrypted); toshiba laptop and dell desktop (both running Windows XP professsional SP2) and an HP 3300 wireless printer.  

I regularly have problems printing unless i switch off zone alarm - i think i can get round the problem if i set up a wireless network(?) but am not sure where to start or what info I need - I've tried running wizards but i think i must be thick because it never seems to work!  Is there an idiot's guide to setting up a wireless network that would enable me to maintain good security / firewall - I'm novice-intermediate!!!

Many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ElkaRaine
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 17878339
basically with zone alarm, the biggest thing you need to do is simply put in an exemption range

eg, for clients i help who want zone alarm, say they use a 192.168.1.x range, in zone alarm, i simple exempt an entire range from 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.254

wireless within the same range simply passes through and you have security enabled, its all under the firewall section on zone alarm
0
 

Author Comment

by:ElkaRaine
ID: 17879641
Wow - how obvious!  BUT...

When I go into the firewall bit it won't let me edit the Netgear (message : you cannot alter the name, IP address or subnet mask of active adapter)

But it will let me create a new IP range for exemption underneath so I've done that, put it in as an IP range and trusted  -

Does this achieve the same thing??  

Thanks so much
0
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Jay_Jay70 earned 250 total points
ID: 17885896
thats about it. the range should all be good
0

Featured Post

Free camera licenses with purchase of My Cloud NAS

Milestone Arcus software is compatible with thousands of industry-leading cameras for added flexibility. Upon installation on your My Cloud NAS, you will receive two (2) camera licenses already enabled in the software. And for a limited time, get additional camera licenses FREE.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever set up your wireless router at home or in the office to find that you little pop-up bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows read "IP Conflict - One of more computers on the network have been assigned the following IP address"…
Are you one of those front-line IT Service Desk staff fielding calls, replying to emails, all-the-while working to resolve end-user technological nightmares? I am! That's why I have put together this brief overview of tools and techniques I use in o…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

930 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now