trying to share printers in wireless network with PC-cillin antivirus

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I am trying to share printers across a wireless network and have installed PC-cillin internet security 2007 on the computers hosting the printers.   Since installing the antivirus/firewall I cannot find an acceptable setting that will allow the printers to be shared without turning off the firewall.   There are some standard presets that say wireless home or wireless office but they evidently are too secure to allow printer sharing.  I need to share those printers but have some level of security.  Your ideas are appreciated.
Question by:paleface
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    Accepted Solution

    You can pick one of there pre-existing profiles and add exceptions like udp/tcp139 for printing.

    I hope that helps
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    Assisted Solution

    paleface, how did it go?

    If no joy, I found this advice from

    To share files and printers I have to use the "Office Network" setting.
    I make sure that in the Exception List (Default Rules) I check the box
    to allow DNS port 53 TCP/UDP Inbound and have an additional rule to
    allow ICMP incoming and outgoing. Set security to medium. Try this and
    see if it works. Also, make sure that the default rules for Netbios and
    Windows domain service protocol are checked to allow. Rules should allow
    all IP addresses.

    Author Comment

    don't abandon just yet ... I"m attempting these today.

    Author Comment

    Sorry for the delay but this problem had a pretty simple work around and so it constantly kept being pushed to the back burner.

    Thanks for the help - I am splitting the points because both answers are essentially correct.  mtz1of4 was more concise but netnounours answered much earlier ... so 50/50 split.
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    Expert Comment

    Thanks paleface.

    Glad it's working.

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