Firewall problem with Logitech SqueezeBox

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  1. markT

    markT Registered Member

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    I'm running SS v3.0.672.0 on my Vista 64bit PC. The firewall is in automatic filtering mode. The problem I have is getting my Logitech SqueezeBox audio streamer to see my audio library on my PC. If I temporarily disable the firewall, it can see 'My Music'. I called Logitech support who suggested:

    opening the following ports in my firewall
    - 3483 (TCP) Squeezecenter Control
    - 3483 (UDP) Squeezecenter Discovery
    - 9000 (TCP) Squeezecenter Web

    I'd be grateful for any advice on whether or not this is the best soloution. If so, how do I go about opening the ports, or does anyone have a better suggestion for a fix.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Hi ! First of all you need to use the firewall in Interactive or Policy-based mode. Automatic will not work for you as it blocks all unsolicated incoming traffic.


    Open the user interface (GUI) . Enter the Advanced Setup Tree (F5)

    1. Navigate to Personal Firewall. Choose Interactive Mode

    2. Navigate to Personal Firewall -> IDS and Advanced options
    Make sure all services are allowed (a.k.a 5 options)


    3. Open Personal firewall > Rules and zones > Zone and rule setup
    Choose "Toggle detailed view of all riles" (if already not set to this)

    Start creating new rule (use the button called "New")


    Name : your choice
    Direction : Both
    Action : Allow
    Protocol : TCP & UDP

    Additional action:
    check Log


    In Local tab - select the following ports: 3483 and 9000

    In Remote choose - do not touch here .

    Confirm with OK . Press Apply button . Close the GUI and try again.
     
  3. markT

    markT Registered Member

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    Many thanks for the prompt reply - I will try your suggestions this evening.
     
  4. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    You are welcome , let us know the results.
     
  5. markT

    markT Registered Member

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    Just a quick follow up question. Do I set the firewall back to automatic once I've created the rule, or does it have to be left in interactive mode for the rule to be applied?
     
  6. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    No , you cannot use Automatic mode if you want to use this Squeeze Box .
    However , there is a workaround if the above suggestion of mine works for you .

    In Interactive mode you'll be prompted for every connection (in and out) and you shall decide on yourself if you want to allow or deny it. However , if you want to still use automatic filtering + Logitech , you can use Policy-based mode + a few more rules.

    Just try the suggestion , report back if it works and say what mode you want - Interactive or Automatic :thumb:
     
  7. markT

    markT Registered Member

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    Very many thanks for your help, HiTech_boy. Your suggested fix has solved my problem. I'm happy to keep ESS in interactive mode and add rules when prompted.

    Once again thanks for your help.
     
  8. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Glad I can help . If you ever want to use the firewall in mode similar to Automatic mode but with the Logitech exceptions , just post again and let me know :)
     
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