http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1798-file-sharing-disabling-software-firewalls We recommend turning off all software firewalls on your computer before you try to share files and printers. The firewalls will often block the sharing without any notification they did so. This leaves you guessing as to whether the troubles you're having are with your networking settings or the firewall. By turning the firewalls off we remove this variable. If you need the firewalls you can re-enable them after your file and printers sharing is working and then deal just with the firewall settings if the sharing stops working. We show turning off the firewall built into Windows XP and Vista as well as 4 major software firewall makers. This video is part of a broader set of videos that cover all aspects of home network setup and configuration. This particular lesson comes from section 4, which covers setup of Printer and File Sharing. Other sections include lessons that cover the topics of Networking Hardware Selection, Networking Hardware Installation, Home Networking Configuration and Connecting PCs and Laptops to the Home Network. The lessons in this section are: Disabling Firewalls - This Lesson Configuring Windows Networking - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1799 Printer Sharing - XP & Vista - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1800 Real World Sharing - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1786 Connecting to Shares - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1785
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