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Windows 7: windows 7 firewall & network printing workaround

03 Jul 2009   #1
Broken32

Windows 7 RC x64 EN
 
 
windows 7 firewall & network printing workaround

Hi,
Usually I disable Windows Firewall because it's annoying to hit "allow" every time i run each of my 30-40 games for the first time. I use avast! and nothing else, since I usually don't visit "adult" sites or anything out of the ordinary. I was thinking about getting zone alarm, though.

Well I need network printing to be enabled for the rest of my family to print without having to kick me off, but for network printing to be on windows firewall must be turned on. Is there a workaround, or do I just need ANY firewall turned on, not just Windows Firewall?


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03 Jul 2009   #2
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Why not just modify the firewall to allow all connections, which is the same as turning it off?
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03 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
firewall issues

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Why not just modify the firewall to allow all connections, which is the same as turning it off?
Or you could use eset smart security which is both anti virus and firewall that auto handles the problem

Hope this helps

Ken
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03 Jul 2009   #4
johngalt

 

I voided this by getting a true networked printer. It is plugged directly into my switch, and all computers on my network have access.

If your printer has Ethernet capabilities, definitely go that router instead. If not, either of the above 2 suggestions will work.
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03 Jul 2009   #5
Cindy

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 / XP Black 2009
 
 

Don't know if this is any help but I'm using Vista firewall control free >



Link > Vista Firewall Control : Sphinx Software
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03 Jul 2009   #6
Broken32

Windows 7 RC x64 EN
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Or you could use eset smart security which is both anti virus and firewall that auto handles the problem

Hope this helps

Ken
So as long as ANY firewall is on I don't have the problem?
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