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    Windows firewall conflict??

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      Windows firewall conflict??

      Hi,

      I have the sky max package which is all working fine.

      The only thing that is annoying is that when i boot up my pc and its all loaded up if i try to access the internet straight away it takes a minute or so to get to my home page, just before the page loads a bubble pops up quickly saying that windows firewall is not turned on.

      Its as if there is a conflict between windows firewall and the router, and until its sorted itself out it won't connect to the internet.

      Has anyone had a similar problem, or have any advice?

      Its not a major problem just very annoying if you just want to use the internet quickly!

      Many Thanks.


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      Re: Windows firewall conflict??

      sounds like Windows being Windows which in general takes a stupidly long time to boot up. Note to microsoft OSX boots in about 10 seconds and XP about 1 minute (same hardware using bootcamp). I doubt there is any firewall conflict.

      (I'm not some mac fan boy windows bashing here either, I like XP)
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      Re: Windows firewall conflict??

      Quote Originally Posted by Zade View Post
      Hi,

      I have the sky max package which is all working fine.

      The only thing that is annoying is that when i boot up my pc and its all loaded up if i try to access the internet straight away it takes a minute or so to get to my home page, just before the page loads a bubble pops up quickly saying that windows firewall is not turned on.

      Its as if there is a conflict between windows firewall and the router, and until its sorted itself out it won't connect to the internet.

      Has anyone had a similar problem, or have any advice?

      Its not a major problem just very annoying if you just want to use the internet quickly!

      Many Thanks.
      This is a standard warning message relating to your windows firewall and is not evidence of a conflict. Your router has a hardware firewall and the windows firewall is not required.
      To turn the message off:
      open control panel, go to security centre, under resources, go to "change the way security centre alerts me" and untick the "alert settings" box for the firewall.
      Unfortunately it won't help your speed issues. That's a function of the time it takes for your router to issue an ip address to the computer.

     

     

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