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

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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
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by:Jay_Jay70
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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
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by:ElkaRaine
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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
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thats about it. the range should all be good
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