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Mcafee Personal Firewall 7.0: Won't Let Me Connect To Internet


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#1 bspinnaker

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 04:18 PM

On a laptop running XP Pro, and with wireless connection to the internet (a Belkin router), I installed Mcafee Personal Firewall 7.0. When it's enabled, I can't connect to the internet. Internet explorer, svhost.exe, lsass.exe, all have Open Access permissions. Am I missing some basic set up option? As soon as I enable the firewall, the wireless connection tells me it's not connected to the internet. (My computer's connection to the router is fine.) When the firewall is disabled, my internet connection is fine. Some firewall!

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 04:47 PM

Hey,
I have McAfee Firewall aswell and from my point of view it is quite good, make sure you haven't blocked IE from connecting to the internet from what I remember McAfee does that by default (I Think) Open up the McAfee Firewall and click on Internet Applications from the side menu and see if it is blocked.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:09 PM

Yes, Internet Explorer has been given full access to the internet. So I am puzzled.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:21 PM

Maybe you should try using Mozilla Firefox?
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 06:37 AM

On a laptop running XP Pro, and with wireless connection to the internet (a Belkin router), I installed Mcafee Personal Firewall 7.0. When it's enabled, I can't connect to the internet. Internet explorer, svhost.exe, lsass.exe, all have Open Access permissions. Am I missing some basic set up option? As soon as I enable the firewall, the wireless connection tells me it's not connected to the internet. (My computer's connection to the router is fine.) When the firewall is disabled, my internet connection is fine. Some firewall!

Help!


You might want to consider posting your issue at the McAfee Help Forums. Post more details like exactly which version you have installed. exact version of Windows incl. any service packs and whether or not you have any other McAfee products installed. Sounds like as if you have "Privacy Service" installed too and if that's the case I would disable it to see if it makes any difference. And if you don't need it just uninstall it.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:10 PM

My wife returned McAfee and got the Norton Personal Firewall instead. This seems to be running fine.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:16 PM

Hope it all works out for you. You may want to ask some question here first, the next time you need software. We can turn you onto freeware for almost every aspect of your computer needs.

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