Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

AVG Firewall blocks wireless printer and router in network folder Vista x64

Posted on 2009-05-10
4
Medium Priority
?
3,128 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Hi I have just installed AVG firewall on my Vista 64 machine, however now in the network folder (Start, Network) I see PC1 PC2 & Server1, but Printer & Router have dissapeared. I have ssdp enabled and uPnP enabled in services. with windows firewall they all showed up fine but with AVG firewall I can not find any way of showing the router or printer in the network folder, I have even tried allowing UPnP Device Host service file C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService and still they do not show.

please help
0
Comment
Question by:swampy1979
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:nettek0300
nettek0300 earned 400 total points
ID: 24350646
You will probably need to put a rule in the AVG firewall to allow incoming connections from those devices.  Check the firewall log to see it anything relates to the devices.  
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:TG_Tech
TG_Tech earned 400 total points
ID: 24350753
If you have installed the AVG Plus Firewall Edition, ran the Automatic configuration wizard and then, after the computer has restarted, your local network is not accessible, please check the following configuration:
AVG Control Center->AVG Firewall->Configure->System tab->"Microsoft file sharing and printing"
This application´s default setting is "Block" (for security reasons). If your local network is not accessible or you cannot print on network printers, please re-configure this option to "Allow" (choose "Microsoft file sharing and printing"->click on "Edit rule" button->click on "Edit rule" button)
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
swampy1979 earned 0 total points
ID: 24354188
Hi, Thanks guys I checked the log and file and print services.

File and print was already enabled the devices worked but they did not show in the network.

But thanks to your advice with the log and exploring the rules I discovered I needed to allow Windows RPC Service for all.

If I allow only for safe networks the printer shows up but the router does not, but if I allow for all networks then the printer and router show up.

However I do have one more query though, on my network I have made my LAN computers a safe network, and my Hamachi (LAN only) network safe.

My router has a firewall built in, so I hope this is giving me good protection from the internet (please correct me if I am wrong)

My question is can I safely allow my Realtek Ethernet NIC(behind router) to be defined as a safe adapter? That way I may be able to set RPC as safe networks rather that all networks.

Any suggestions or davice greatly received

Thanks



0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:TG_Tech
ID: 24366829
You may want to say which comment was helpful, and then post your last comment as a separate question.  You'll probably get q quicker reply from a knowledgeable person if the title reflects  

C"an I safely allow my Realtek Ethernet NIC(behind router) to be defined as a safe adapter? "

Rather than the current - "AVG Firewall blocks wireless printer and router in network folder Vista x64"

Best Regards -
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
Article by: Shawn
IT teams define success as solving problems quickly. To enable ITSM modernization we have to think of adopting the tools and methods that will enable resolution of ITSM issues more quickly.
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

721 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