View Full Version : Hidden Firewalls?

Christopher Washer
23-01-2005, 12:36 PM

I'm having problems networking my dad's computer (let's call it the host) with my own. I suppose I should mention it is a mac running OSX panther, but the problem is the sam regardless of the machine I try to connect with.

The Host is running XP SP2, i believe. It has a VPN with my dads work, which I guess may be part of the problem.

Basically, I want to be able to share files and our internet connection.

I am able to SEE the host from the client under some circumstances, but I can only ping the client computer. It is acting a bit like it has a firewall, even though I have turned off every firewall I can find. The Windows one, Zone alarm, the firewall on the modem. (its a Dynalink ADSL router, by the way), but to no avail. I have shared internet connections with the host machine before, so something must have changed. At the moment it wont let the client do anything.

Help would be much appreciated!

- Chris