Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by hydro1956, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. hydro1956

    hydro1956 Guest

    Having sharing allowed and all the other required share/network settings
    correct in Vista and XP machines I could not access Vista shared
    foldews/printers from XP machines, however vice-versa I could. Now, after
    three days I found the solution:

    My Visata machine came with McAfee antivirus preloaded. Both the Windows and
    McAfee firewalls were on. As soon as I disabled the McAfee firewall the
    network sharing worked as intended!

    Doing a little follo-up research, I then turned off Windows firewall and
    re-enabled the McAfee firewall, as well as changed the security level setting
    in McAfee. At this point I was back to the "no-access" problem so I disabled
    McAfee firewall and re-enabled Windows firewall. The network worked like a
    carm once again. Now I assume there is an exception check box like "Allow
    network folder/pinter sharing" in McAfee's firewall like there is in windows
    firewall if you are wanting to use McAfee's firewall instead. Also, this may
    be the same issue if you have some other another firewall enabled.
    hydro1956, Feb 3, 2007
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    Kevin O'Neil Guest

    Thanks. This worked - however, out of curiosity, let's say that you wanted to use the Mcafee firewall and turn off the Windows firewall (I have Mcafee Security Center installed on both my XP desktop as well as my Vista laptop). What would you need to configure on the Mcafee firewall(s) to get that to work?
    Kevin O'Neil, Feb 20, 2011
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