I have a problem using ICS configuration and Comodo Firewall together.
I have a main PC with Internet connection, which I want to share to 2 other PCs which are directly connected to the main PC
To share the Internet to two connections (two other PCs) at the same time, I need to create Network Bridge between them, and then Share Internet connection with this Bridge.
I set up this configuration under Windows Firewall, prior to installing COMODO, and everything worked good. Every PC sees every other PC, file and printer sharing possible, internet connectivity is available for all the three. All Good.
Then, when I install the COMODO Firewall with DNS server, and on default settings (“Safe” protection level, ICS box enabled), after installation I have no Internet access on the both PCs (which are on Bridged connection). Only the main PC have Internet access. Also, no PC can see no other PC (though the Network Bridge is defined as trusted network in COMODO, with visibility Enabled).
Another critical problem, is that once the COMODO installed, “System” process uses full CPU (actually 25%, but it is full 2 logic cores on 8-threaded i7, which is plenty), and svchost.exe uses full RAM (which is 6GB) and continues to Page File.
If Comodo removed OR one of the 2 PCs removed from network bridge OR “Block All” selected in firewall protection level, then the CPU usage returns to normal.
How can I make this configuration work with comodo firewall? (I also can use normal ICS without Bridge for one of the PCs with no problems under comodo firewall)
The whole configuration worked before OK, but I want better firewall, and I need Network Bridge, since it is the only way to make ICS work for two PCs…
Any of you guys have any previous experience with it? Any ideas?
System Specs (Edit:):
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Intel i7 920 CPU, 6GB RAM 1600MHz, GA-x58A-UD5 Motherboard w/ Dual Gigabit LAN onboard plus 100mbit Intel Ethernet PCI Card, nVidia 275 GTX GPU.
Thanks. Any help appreciated.