LAN Question

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by SimonW, Jul 29, 2004.

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  1. SimonW

    SimonW Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I have a desktop, a laptop and a Netgear 834G router. Trying to get the 2 PCs to see each other in a workgroup I came across this posting from Frederic:

    "For the Windows file sharing, you need to add some rules to the rule set.
    There are several methods depending on your network configuration.
    One is described here with the MAC address:
    http://www.looknstop.com/En/faq.htm#lan

    Otherwise you can import the following rule:
    http://www.looknstop.com/Fr/rules/d...ile=partage.rie

    Frederic"



    So to start off with I followed the MAC address instructions, i.e. get the mac address of each machine and add an appropriate rule on each to allow traffic from the specified MAC of the other PC.

    Unfortunately no success when browsing my Network Neighbourhood at all. Luckily adding the other rules mentioned by Frederic and everything now works OK.

    My question though is why did the MAC address rule on its own not work? I reasoned that any traffic from the originating MAC address should be allowed therefore this one rule alone would do the trick.

    Anyone have any thoughts / shared experiences?

    Many thanks
    SimonW
     
  2. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi SimonW,

    this problem can probably be solved by applying this patch :
    http://looknstop.soft4ever.com/Tools/NavRegPatch2.exe
    (and reboot)

    to apply on all of your computers having Look'n'Stop installed, just to be sure.
    There is a problem with few products, such as NAV, which modify the start order of many network drivers, especially NetBIOS.

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
  3. SimonW

    SimonW Registered Member

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    Thanks gkweb,

    I'd seen mention of this patch, but as I use NOD32 thought it wouldn't be applicable in my case...will certainly give it a try though :)


    Regards
    SimonW
     
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