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Offline Yash Khan

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Avast FW - Private/Public
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:52:45 PM »
I dont have home network.

I always use "Public" profile with any firewall as its little tighter security than "Private" And also as no home network here.
I have used "Public" profile with Windows FW, Kaspersky FW, Eset FW, Comodo FW, etc... with no probs.

But with Avast IS, if I select "Private" then no probs BUT if I select "Public" then programs updates, login, etc works but browsing doesn't works i.e I get check internet connection, took too long, etc...

Any info?

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Re: Avast FW - Private/Public
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 12:58:02 PM »
Yes you do have a home network.
Modem > router > PC is considered a network and that is a private network.

Public is meant for connections to "public" (WiFi) networks.

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Re: Avast FW - Private/Public
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2016, 01:06:58 PM »
I dont have a modem. I have a router & use it occasionally.

Mostly I use direct connection i.e
I have a PPPOE connection i.e internet wire RJ45 goes directly into the laptop.

And I also use Mobile connection i.e as Hotspot.

No probs with any FW "Public" profile with the above mentioned connection And with router too.

Why Avast IS "Public" profile blocks connections?

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Re: Avast FW - Private/Public
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 04:15:42 PM »
Yes you do have a modem.
Without it you can't even connect to the Internet.

What you think is a router is in fact a multi-device.
Modem, router and likely also firewall in one device.

http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/PPPoE

Ofcourse there are things blocked when you set the firewall to "Public" as a public access point has more risks.

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Re: Avast FW - Private/Public
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 07:21:51 PM »
Then my ISP modem is on the terrace of my building I guess.
Coz in my apartment, internet wire enters through windows & has RJ45 connector that goes directly into the laptop.

"Ofcourse there are things blocked when you set the firewall to "Public" as a public access point has more risks."
This applies to "Public" profile of Avast FW only or other vendors FW too?