I have encountered this issue when attempting to use the built in “mobile hotspot” feature of windows in order to use my PC as a virtual router. I am able to connect my phone to the network just fine, and my phone and PC are able to communicate correctly (for example, I can connect to AnyDesk or Jellyfin on my PC from my phone while connected to the hotspot). However, I cannot access the internet from my phone while connected to my PC’s mobile hotspot, because Comodo is blocking the traffic.
I want to add a firewall rule to allow this traffic. The problem is, Comodo doesn’t seem to be able to tell that the traffic is coming from my phone. For example, if I try to load “reddit.com” on my phone, this is what shows up in the firewall log:
-Application: “Windows Operating System”
-Source IP: 192.168.1.236 (this is my PC’s IP address for my home wifi connection)
-Source Port: 62288
-Destination IP: 18.104.22.168 (reddit.com)
-Destination Port: 443
So my questions are:
-Why is the source IP showing my computer’s IP instead of my phone’s IP? Is there any way for Comodo to tell the actual source of the request?
-Why does this show as “Windows Operating System” instead of showing the actual application?
-Is there any way to set a rule to allow through IP traffic from my phone, without allowing all traffic from “Windows Operating System”?