I've a problem I've been butting my head against for a
few months, and I've yet to solve it. My problem is that
I need to disable ICF so I can use ZoneAlarm in it's
place. Yet it seems the once my two-computer peer-to-
peer LAN (the ICS host is my Win XP Pro box, the ICS
client is running Windows 98 SE) is set up via the
Network Setup Wizard, I cannot change or even access the
ICF component for my Dial-Up Networking connection. In
fact, I never see any prompt asking if I actually WANT
ICF to be enabled.
I suspect it is more the way the client is set up, rather
than Win XP Pro, but my ISP, which is MSN, states that
its client does NOT support networking. In fact, they
have suggested that I take the matter it Microsoft, as if
the problem is OS-based, and not client-based.
If it helps at all, the name of the connectoid in
question is MSN Connection Manager - I sure have not
tried renaming it, even though I HAVE tried uninstalling
and reinstalling it numerous times.
The MSN client itself is the one that ships with Win XP,
and I can access the 'Net on the second machine. The
only reason I desire to use ZoneAlarm instead of the ICF
component is that then I need to be able to selectively
open ports to allow full use of my IRC client; as it is
right now, I can chat and recieve files, but I can't send
files, and the server I connect to cannot get a IDENTD
response from my machine.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.