Fix Local Area Network connection firewall issues
What are the issues or problems created by firewall on a Local Area Network connection? What are the ways to fix those problems?
Local Area Network or LAN is the networking option available to the users for the purpose of sharing data within a local area. The establishment of Local Area Network connections upon the user computers requires some precautions to be taken. The LAN settings are more prone to security risks and the user should protect the computers in the network through appropriate security tools. The firewall is one among the security measures available to the users for ensuring the security of the systems in LAN connections. The firewall software enabled upon the system would protect the system through blocking the data from and to the system and by monitoring the nature. The unwanted or malicious contents can thus be ignored before entering the system. The network protection is also guaranteed through the exceptions provided with the firewall tool. The user can use either the Windows firewall software included with the operating system or can install another software programs.
Discussed below are some ways to fix the problem:
- Disable the firewall option
- Remove LAN option from firewall exceptions
The main issue that occurs with the Local Area Network connection due to the firewall software is the blocking of various connections with the user computers. The exceptions that are provided with the firewall tool may cause such issues and thus the user would be prevented from making connections with other systems in the Local Area Network. Certain third party firewall softwares that are installed upon the user computers would block the unknown systems that are included in the Local Area Network connection. This would become an issue while new systems are added to the group.
Disable the firewall option
Most suitable and but somewhat risky resolution to the issues with the Local Area Network connection due to the firewall tool is to disable the application. For that the user should follow the steps mentioned below. Open the Control Panel and then click on firewall option under the security center. Then turn off the firewall by clicking on the radio button provided there for disabling. The third party firewall installed upon the system can be disabled by right clicking on the icon at the notification area.
The exceptions that are enabled upon the particular firewall application would prevent the Local Area Network connections to be enabled upon the system. The exceptions can be removed through accessing the firewall settings page. Inside the settings window, delete or remove the particular LAN exceptions. Check the advanced settings option for finding any blocking or filtering options that cause issues with the Local Area Network connections.
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