View Full Version : Linksys not playing nice with Peer to Peer.
12-05-03, 12:04 AM
I got my Linksys router working, and running, currently running the internet on my desktop and laptop.
The firewall that seems to be built into the router (ZoneAlarm) is not letting me use Kazaa (And severly crippling E-Mule)
I can find no way to disable ZoneAlarm, there must be a way.
Edited by: Mrens at: 12/5/03 12:08 am
Hace you tried running MSconfig and seeing if it's in there?
12-05-03, 01:02 AM
You're saying ZoneAlarm is built into the router? Crazy... Many routers have firewalls built-in, but I've never seen a regular PC software firewall in one. Are you sure it's not just installed on your PC (perhaps by the software included with the router)?
ZoneAlarm has screwed up a lot of stuff for me. It messed with VPN connections and stuff, even when it was "totally disabled". Only completely uninstalling the program would allow it to work properly. Kerio Personal Firewall is completely free and much better in my opinion. The router's firewall will stop incoming stuff, but a software firewall on your PC will let you control outgoing connections as well.
Your P2P issue is probably ports though, if you didn't have a router before. Your router is now the only device actually on the internet. Your computers are on a LAN, and the router handles the mating of your LAN to the internet. If there is an incoming connection to the router from the internet, it has no idea whether it should go to PC1 or PC2. You have to setup port forwarding, which says "if a connection comes in on port 5000, send it to PC1" and "if a connection comes in on port 7000, send it to PC2". This means that you can't use the same program on both PCs, unless you can tell one to listen on a different port. If you can have PC1's Kazaa listen on port 5000 and PC2's Kazaa listen on port 7000, then you can make it work with port forwarding.
Zone Alarm built into a Linksys Router??
errrr, which model number is that?
12-05-03, 06:26 AM
Pretty much all of them them have the option to have Zone Alarm and PCCillin on them, but you have to go pay for them to be active. I think he may be a little confused. :)
Even my befsr41 has it... go into the web setup page and click security Veteran Kakarat Doomstalker
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12-05-03, 01:14 PM
I belive im probibly mistaken, and my problem lies elsewhere.
Could I get a little more info on this port forwarding?
12-05-03, 02:39 PM
Quote:Could I get a little more info on this port forwarding?
What I said above pretty much covers it. Go into your router's setup, and there should be a "Port Forwarding" or "Servers" section. You'll need to specify incoming port(s) to listen on, and the IP and port of the PC you want the router to forward the connection to. The hard part is finding out exactly which ports your application uses, so that you can forward the right ports to the right places.
12-05-03, 09:43 PM
OMG I did it Im usually such a network newb
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction and helping me fix it, joy