Two networks??

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by azza19, Nov 8, 2009.

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  1. azza19

    azza19 Registered Member

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    I just installed windows 7 today and then installed a trial version of BitDefender 2010.

    After installing I turned on the internet and this came up at the same time.

    http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee341/mediaarts/9.jpg

    And the long one with the letters tries to send a "Protocol 58 packet" it said.

    After that, I get these two:

    http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee341/mediaarts/99.jpg

    http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee341/mediaarts/8.jpg

    I googled but can't find any information on what NetBios DDS and Netbios SS is/does or why it's doing that.

    What is the long one with the letters and numbers? How do I disable it?

    There are actually two addresses with numbers and letters showing up in the list in Bitdefender.

    Dunno.
     
  2. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

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    Is there another computer on your network? The long address with the letters and numbers is a MAC address. Every device on your network will have one. Ports 138 and 139 are Microsoft file and printer sharing ports using NetBIOS. Try googling without the DDS and SS and you should find some information. 192.168.0.199 is a non-routable network address, so it has to be something on your LAN.
     
  3. Seer

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    Hello azza19, welcome to Wilders.

    Your first pic shows first IPv6, then IPv4 address of a device (most probably your router) logged in to your LAN. If you wish to disable the 'long address with letters and numbers', you need to disable IPv6 in your NIC properties. Though IPv6 is not widely used, I still wouldn't recommend disabling it.

    Other two pictures show NetBIOS Device Discovery Service (DDS) and NetBIOS Session Service (SS) initialized by System (your PC, 192.168.0.199), implying that File and Printer Sharing is started.

    In short, everything is fine there, and no 2 networks.

    Cheers,
     
  4. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

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    Thanks for catching my mistake on the IPv6 address. :oops:
     
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