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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2003, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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O/T Firewall issue?

Can anyone help me,

After installing a cable modem and Norton's Firewall Protection I got not get pass the security issues to post to the board. However, after installing it I was back to normal. Has anyone been able to set up Norton correctly and been able to post to this board.


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Re: O/T Firewall issue?

I have Norton's firewall running in full force and don't have a problem. I am using dialup. Did you try going into the firewall options where you can choose what type of access each web domain has? For example, even though my filewall is running full force, I changed the settings in Norton's to allow offroad.com more freedom.
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Re: O/T Firewall issue?

I am taking it you bought Norton 2003. I made that mistake too. Only Norton product I have ever been completely disgusted with. I worked for about 3 weeks trying to get the dumb thing working. I would have to disable it to go online. I wasted time with their online tech support, calling them...... I could not get the stupid junk to uninstall either. I was just plain boned. I ended up installing XP and did a clean install. That really fixed it. What I and repeat I figured out before I installed XP was this:
I had an older version of Norton Anti Virus installed. The new version did not recognize this. This stuff had a internet clean sweep feature and that was blocking it. I uninstalled that and then I could at least use the internet. I could not post either. No one could ping me either because I had everything uninstalled but something (Norton) would not uninstall all they way. It kept the firewall active even after uninstalling it.

That is when I decided to call it quits and put on XP. I ran that well for 4 weeks then decided to put the Norton 2003 on since I bought it. Well problems again and I am so sick of it I haven't worked with it much. I works fine until I decide to post. I cannot post until I disable the Norton. I can live with that I guess. Yes I have cookies enabled so that is not the easy answer.

ANyway sorry you got the shaft from them also. This stuff is junk. Hope this helps. Oh I was originall running Windows 2000 ME.
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Re: O/T Firewall issue?

I don't like any of Nortons products they eat up to many resources for my liking. So I havn't messed with their firewall but you should beable to relax the restrictions for certain sites someplace.

If you can't get it to work give Zone Alarm a try plus they have a free version. It will work with all Windows versions and is fairly simple to configure.

Personally I prefer a seperate machine being the firewall I've been playing around with Freesco, Smoothwall and latly making my own out of Slackware and Mandrake Linux. Freesco is by far the easiest to configure and can run on a floppy but its not quite as hardend in stock form as the rest. Although all can present a challenge for the novice Linux user. The best part about all of these is they are free as most Linux stuff.
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Re: O/T Firewall issue?

Personally I like Firewall routers, depending on your needs, you can get a piece of hardware that can share your connection with > 1 computer, and is < $100.
If you are interested in such a beast, PM me, and we will figure out what you need and where to get it. Standalone firewalls are great for kids, becouse they can't crack them, no matter if they are more computer savvy than you, and you can see where they have been online without them knowing.
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