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Wireless Network problem

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Geronimo, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Redster

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    It may be within the range of ip's trusted by the router,, that is what allows you to access the internet. Is it manually entered into the trusted zone under ZAP firewall settings ?
     
  2. Geronimo

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    No I will try that though redster. Sadly last weekend there were all kinds of distractions at my place. But I ddi notice that evenwith ZA turned off I could not get access
     
  3. Shellback X 23

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    Remember what a couple of folks said above, just turning ZA off won't do the trick, you have to UNinstall it.

    Good Luck
     
  4. Geronimo

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    Understood that is why it has taken awhile to look at this. But I would think that the whole concept of a trusted zone does not apply with the firewall turned off.
     
  5. Redster

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    Well ZAP can be shutdown but the services are still running. I suppose if you really had the time,, you could try uninstalling ZAP and then see if you could connect .
     
  6. Geronimo

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    That is what I intend to do. My only comment is that with ZAP deactivated there really is no "trusted zone" as there is no firewall to do the trusting. But maybe I will find out that I am all wet on this.

    Not really sure how I would add the machine to the trusted zone with dynamic IP addresses. But I did add it when I tried static IPs. Also the range for the trusted zone should cover and IP address the router gives out.

    I am unclear why I can access ANY machines with ZA installed if it is the culprit but Ia gree that uninstalling is a good test.
     
  7. Redster

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    the router should always assign one of the range of ip's specified by your router. Lets say you have a range starting at 192.168.15.100 and have specified 4 for number of machines. Even if you have the pc set for dynamic ip,, it will only get a number in the routers range,, say 192.168.15.102 . That number will stay the same,, even if your isp refreshes your ip number,, the router will always assign a number in its range to the pc's. That is the number that I plug into the trusted zone.
     
  8. Geronimo

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    I realize this redster. That is why I said that the trusted zone in my firewall is adequate to cover any IP address that the router hands out.

    But i think we are discussing two different types of dynamic addresses. I am referrng to the assignment of addresses from the router to each device on the network That is dynamic (it changes each time the PC is turned on) unless I force it to be static. Therfore I don't specify a particular address, I specify a range of addresses that corresponds to what the router assigns.

    I also don't have to specify the number of devices on the network. But your router may work differently from mine.

    You are referring to the IP address assigned by my ISP. That too can be either dynamic or static but it is unrealated to this.


    It is clear that the real culprit is me. We keep coming back to the fact that ZA may be the culprit so i need to uninstall it and then see what happens.
     
  9. Bogy

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    Chief, it may not make sense, and it MIGHT not solve the problem, but some of us have already dealt with this, and have found that having ZA in any way, shape or form on your computer can cause problems. It is NOT network friendly.
     
  10. Geronimo

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    It is now solved. I uninstalled and then reinstalled and the problem went away. I like ZA. It integrates with my router nicely. I have no problems with it. I suspect I did something odd at configuration time.

    But I will consider what yoiu all have said.


    Thanks again for all the help.
     

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