Thanks for the reply. I trieds the system with CPF turned off (just the Windows firewall operating on both machines operating) and everything works fine, access to shared printer and Internet.
On installation in both cases the Automatic option was chosen.
None of the initial rules have been modified they were as follows:-
0=Allow - TCP/UDP out, Any,Any,Source Port Any destination Port Any
1=Allow - ICMP out,Any,Any,ICMP Message is Echo Required
2=Allow - ICMP in,Any,Any,ICMP Message is Fragmentation Needed
3=Allow - ICMP in,Any,Any,ICMP is Time Exceeded
4=Allow - IP out,Any,Any,IPPROTO is GRE
5=Block/Log - IP in/out,Any,Any,IPPROTO
I have run the application wizard on both machines.
Host machine has an IP of 192.168.0.1 Subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 with a note saying Manually Configured.
Client machine has an IP of 169.254.6.78 Subnet mask of 255.255.0.0. note saying Automatic private address.
I have run the Network Wizard with the following result:-
The wizard only “sees” its’ own IP address and has added two rules in postion 0 and 1
0 is now Allow - IP out Any,Zone (Host) 192.168.0.0. to 192.168.0.255,IPProto is any
1 is now Allow - IP in and the reverse of the above but with the same IP spread.
The client machine wizard “sees” both IP addressesand I’ve added the host address as the trusted zone with the alteration to rule 0 and 1 as above.
The log of the host machine doesn’t seem to show any activity connected to this network (going by time tried to access) whilst the client machine has various entries relating to the host IP address e.g.
Network Monitor Inbound Policy Violation (Access denied IP (192.168.0.122 Port = nbname(137))
Network Monitor Outbound Policy Violation (Access Denied IP 192.168.0.1 Port 2869
Network Monitor Outbound Policy Violation (Access denied, Protocol =IGMP)
Sorry that’s so long winded, hope it all means something.