I use the Windows Firewall and dumped Zonealarm as it stopped my network from working. Has anyone else had this problem with Zonealarm.
If you did how did you fix these problems.
if you mean zonealarm prevent you from seeing other computer or other computer cannot connect to you, you should allow file and printer sharing in zonealarm.
btw, i think windows firewall (combine with any antivirus) should be good enough for everybody.
Thx.. I have a D-Link DSL 502 Modem.. Which is a router too ( I think) So I really dont need ZoneAlarm according to Studio Madcrow. Which I believe to be true...
XP firewall is on
Have decided to ditch ZoneAlarm
I had ZoneAlarm installed, and had serious problems with it. It was stopping my computer from hibernating, going into stand by, shutting down, and even causing long start up delays, so I decided to get rid of it again.
You D-Link 502 is indeed a router, and it does have a firewall built into it. One thing to be aware of is that with the D-Link 502, newer firmware meant that it will respond to pings instead of appearing to not exist as the old firmware did. I am not sure why this happens, but it may have been fixed in the GEN-II version of the router.
I'm not happy with responding to Pings to Router and will investigate.
I should actually clarify that, on the GRC Shields up test, it reports the ports as being closed, not stealth as it used it.