The instruction manual for my Netgear USB device states:
“• Some firewall software, such as Comodo, blocks the ReadySHARE Print utility from accessing the USB printer. If you do not see the printer in the utility, you can disable the firewall temporarily to allow the utility to work”.
(from user manual on Netgear website, bottom of page 8, http://www.netgear.com/assets/landing/readyshare/readyshareprintum.pdf)
I am actually using the Netgear “USB control centre” utility to link a USB hard drive and not for a USB printer, but I think the same logic applies. I cannot see the device in the utility, even though the utility is an allowed application in Comodo, until I switch Comodo firewall completely off and on again.
Is it dangerous to turn off a firewall for a desktop computer on a home network for a short time? >:-D
What do you think?
Maybe there a workaround with Comodo to making the device visible in the utility without turning off firewall if I know the device is at "\22.214.171.124\USB_Storage" on the network?