For some reason, I just can’t get my head around this wifi stuff. I have a motherboard which allows my computer to act as an access point. I am able to connect to the net without comodo active; however in safe mode I cannot connect.
I cannot find a guide for this type of a setup. I am a noob when it comes to wifi and firewall configuring, but certainly not computers.
Sorry, I should have posted more information–I was really tired last night. I have my computer set up as an access point with an Asus p5k-e wifi motherboard. I want to use the AP to connect to the internet with a notebook (Win XP) and my Nintendo Wii. I can do this when the firewall is disabled, but not when it is enabled. Therefore, the access point is working. As I have said in my op, I am a noob when it comes to wifi and firewall configuring.
I cannot post screenshots now because I am at work. Will do that when I get home.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the firewall to make this a lot easier because I was fiddling around too much in it. I want to simplify things.
From what I understand (and this happened @ first install as well), when I installed the firewall a “new private network” was detected (with some addresses?) which seems to be handling the Asus AP. I checked “decide to trust other computers” while installing.
Here is a screen shot of the global rules, application rules and network connections
Right-click CIS’s System Tray icon, put both the ‘Firewall’ and ‘Defense+’ into ‘Training Mode’, then try to connect to the Internet again via your Notebook. It may detect another “new private network” when the Notebook tries to get an Internal IP address from the AP (your PC), just Accept it like you did before.
Leave them in ‘Training Mode’ until it is working, once you are happy, you can bump them both back up to ‘Safe Mode’ or ‘Clean PC Mode’.
I got it working. In the past, shortly after I first installed comodo, I was asked if I wanted to allow svchost.exe. I didn’t because it suggested not to if I wasn’t connecting to a computer. Remember my decision was not unchecked.
This time, with a fresh install and trying to connect again, I recognized the ip address. I checked allow and unchecked remember my decision. Now it is working! Do you think this was the problem? Is svchost.exe required for this?
Thanks a lot!
Some more questions:
Question: Does this mean all instances of svchost.exe will be allowed to pass? Or just the one for the connection?
Question 2: Can I go to stealth mode, and if I do, will all my internet programs still work fine (ie uTorrent)?
Question 3: I know this is not related to the firewall, but can I share files with this type of connection?
Question 4: Is the internal address the same for any computer connected, or will it change?
Thanks, this thread still helped me. Hopefully it will help others as well… .
I disconnected and reconnected the wifi connection and Comodo didn’t warn me that svchost.exe was attempting connection again–even though I didn’t leave remember my decision checked. Is this normal?
No. It will set EVERYTHING to ‘Alert Frequency Level’ = ‘Very High’.
(ie. I will be alerted every time it tries to communicate?
It doesn’t work like that. Test it out on your Web Browser. Then visit a Web Page. You will see what it does in the ‘Network Security Policy’ section.
So instead of Removing ‘svchost.exe’, Remove ‘iexplore.exe’ or what ever your Web Browser is. And instead of, “Connect your Notebook”, just visit a Web Page with your Browser and keep clicking ‘OK’ on each Alert. (You won’t need to click ‘OK’ if your Firewall is in ‘Training Mode’.)
Don’t forget to knock the ‘Alert Frequency Level’ back down to ‘Low’!
After you have seen what it does, just Remove the Rules for your Web Browser. You will get an Alert again the next time you Open it.
Still looking for the answers to the other questions...