Norton Personal Firewall messing up my wireless

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#1

I bought an Airlink 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 adapter yesterday at Fry’s for $14.99. My brother’s Gateway P3 933mhz Win ME computer has been using the same model for the past month with no problems.

I set it up on my Compaq Athlon XP 3000+ Win XP Home yesterday when I got home from Fry’s. I entered the WEP key and everything was going great yesterday and this morning before work.

I get home from work and it won’t connect unless I disable Norton Firewall. I don’t know why it worked yesterday and this morning with Norton Firewall.

I can’t make sense of the ports and the Norton Firewall options.

I removed and reinstalled the Wireless adapter’s drivers and utility program with no luck. The network is detected and everything…I just can’t connect while the Firewall is enabled.

Any computer whiz kids out there have any tips for this computer dummy?


#2

Not sure about Norton Firewall, but with Mcafee, I had to make sure that I allowed it access to my Home network IP address range, and to one of the ports to allow file/print sharing. I’m sure that you are looking for something along those lines. Check the help section for Norton, on IP blocking/allowing, and you should find what you need.