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#1 Roderunner

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:12 AM

Hi Folks, I have a laptop & a desktop pc. both with Win7 Home Prem. LT has Outpost Security Suite free, DT has Outpost Firewall Pro.
After 2 days of attempting to set up Homegroup File and Printer sharing, and failing, I gave it up. Then I found it was possible and better, to use Network file and Printer sharing, which I have done.
The default setting for the firewalls are, box A ticked. With this setting, I am unable to access from LT to DT.
With LT at default and DT with boxes A+C or B only ticked, access is allowed.
My question is, what is the safest LAN setting on my DT.

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#2 MBakerNH

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:54 AM

Are you worried about people getting onto your LAN? If not, I would make it Trusted. If you are worried about a laptop getting on to your WLAN, then set up secutrity there appropriately. But unless you think someone can plug into your LAN, I would make all LAN communications Trusted.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:45 PM

Thanks MBakerNH, as I have made all needed steps to secure my Netgear Router, I will leave desktop firewall as trusted & laptop as Netbios.

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