I have installed the CIS yesterday. It has worked well so far. However, I am now having the following problem
PROBLEM: Can’t connect to the Internet and to the wireless network, unless I disable the CIS at start-up.I tried re-booting several times, with no success.
Background: I am on Windows XP and my computer connects to the Internet via a D-Link wireless router on my wife’s computer. My adapter switch is a Linksys .
Configuration-wise, the C.I.S. Firewall security level is set to SAFE, MY NETWORK ZONE shows the name and IP adress of my network and I have registered my Linksys app. as TRUSTED. There are NO blocked Network zones. The CIS had worked fine until today.
Symptoms: Occasionally, but not always, the C.I.S. gives me a prompt at start-up that a new network has been detected and I have to assign a new name to it. By the way, why doesn’it ALWAYS detect the network? This might be the problem. Anyway, whenever I get a new Network detection prompt, this new network address has a totally different sequence from my usual IP address. My IP address for my Linksys network is a 192.168.0…sequence, the new one is a 169.254.233…sequence. . I don’t understand. I wouldn’t want to have intruders on my network.( Incidentally, a month back, I found two unknown network names hooked on my network, under My Network Places. They were also showing on the Router configuration and I promptly removed them. Why does the C.I.S. detect a new network, when, in fact, the previous one is listed as well?
I know, the CIS configuration is not among the most user-friendly. It is rather complex, but my original configuration must have been O.K. because it worked. Why the problem now?
I’d appreciate comments on this, because if I keep getting this problem, I’ll have to remove the C.I.S. and try another brand.