01-03-2011 07:56 AM
Please help me to resolve the problem. There is a small network at my home - two PC with Windows XP SP3 on both.
First PC is connected to the internet and have a wireless network card. Second PC have a wireless network card too and connected to the 1st PC directly - without any wireless routers and anything else. Internet connection is shared on the 1st PC so the 2nd PC can used it.
The Norton Internet Security 2011 is installed on the first PC. I have a full access to the Internet from this PC. But the second PC doesn't see any Internet site at all. If I switch off firewall on the 1st PC then it's possible to use Internet from 2nd PC.
I am sure that it is not a problem of NIS 2011 - I just don't know that rule I should create in firewall rule list to allow the 2nd PC to use Internet.
Many thanx for any advice.
01-03-2011 08:11 AM
I dont have this set up but can I suggest you try the following.
From the main user interface open Network Security Map
Can you establish the IP address of the 2nd PC?
If so on the main PC, go to settings, network settings,
set up new rule
allow connections to and from
only the computers and sites listed below
enter the IP address of the 2nd PC
having created the rule, move the rule to the top
01-03-2011 08:12 AM - edited 01-03-2011 08:36 AM
Welcome to the Norton Community. Can you tell us your version of NIS 2011 from Support > About?
How are the two computers connected together if you do not have a home router or anything?
From the main NIS 2011 user interface window on PC #1 click on "Network Security Map". Do you see PC #2 listed there? Click on the icon representing PC #2 and below that look for where it says "Trust Level". Click on the "Edit" button to the right of this. Set PC #2 to Full Trust. It is probably currently at the default which is "Use Network Trust".
You may need to do the same on PC #2, setting PC #1 to Full Trust.
Let us know if this works.
01-03-2011 08:13 AM
Do you have a router or a DSL box? Is the wired PC showing the wireless PC in the Network Security Map? Do you have a home network set up on the machines? Is there anything showing as blocked in the Norton history under firewall activities?
01-03-2011 08:16 AM
Hi cgoldman and Delph,
LOL, three of us at the same time!
01-03-2011 08:27 AM - edited 01-03-2011 08:37 AM
I assumed the user is using ICS. I may be wrong.
Yes, probably is but the OP also stated that it works when the NIS firewall is disabled so my presumption is that ICS is set up correctly.
Changing the Security Map to Full Trust "should" accomplish the same thing as a custom firewall rule.
user said both PC's are XP SP3, I think we can assume 32 bit.
01-03-2011 09:05 AM
Oh, thank you for advises. I will try all of them tomorrow.
About your questions:
Version of product is NIS 2011 - 22.214.171.124
> How are the two computers connected together if you do not have a home router or anything?
> Do you have a router or a DSL box?
I am using direct PC to PC connection - Windows network system allows to create this kind of connection. So I don't have any special equipment except the PCs themselves. And network is working good - as I said then I switch off firewall second PC starts to use the Internet connection from 1st PC.
> I assumed the user is using ICS. I may be wrong.
You absolutely right. I juts forgot to mention it when I was writing my first message.
> user said both PC's are XP SP3, I think we can assume 32 bit.
That is correct.