I've not quite figured out how the typical firewalls work with XP regarding the LAN.
It used to be that the LAN a computer was on would be available when one of the mainstream firewalls was running: Norton, ZoneAlarm, etc.
Recently I've been seeing more and more situations where connectivity across a LAN just doesn't work.
Recently I've been resorting to adding the LAN IP address range to the software firewall's trusted zone.
I'm wondering if this should be necessary? How do most firewall products recognize a LAN/workgroup? Or, must it always be dealt with manually?
Any insights would be appreciated.