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Avast firewall blocks local network file sharing
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:13:02 AM »
I have a local network of 5 computers that are also connected to the Internet. I have Windows XP on them.

The firewall prevents me from sharing files between them. I have to disable the firewall in order to able to transfer files in the local network, but I don't think a deactivated firewall is a good idea when using the Internet.

What do I have to do in order to keep the firewall and be able to share files?
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Re: Avast firewall blocks local network file sharing
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 07:14:20 AM »
Is the FW set to Private..!?
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Re: Avast firewall blocks local network file sharing
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 07:27:58 AM »
Is the FW set to Private..!?

Tried both settings. No change.

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Re: Avast firewall blocks local network file sharing
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 07:34:41 AM »
Enable "Internet Connection Sharing Mode" (Firewall -> Settings -> Policies)
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Re: Avast firewall blocks local network file sharing
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 09:54:32 AM »
My bad. Was given the wrong info.

Turns out the software that is installed on one of the PCs and the other 4 PCs were using through the netowork, was not accessable because of the firewall, so I used the instructions to add an exception.

Sorry. Nevermind.

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Re: Avast firewall blocks local network file sharing
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 09:57:34 AM »
No problem, thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Avast firewall blocks local network file sharing
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 07:35:09 PM »
I use AIS and the avast firewall default setting for a new network is 'Public'.  Just so you know.
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