Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Former Member
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 1 of 1

File and Printer sharing and Port 445

I have a problem that has arisen since upgrading to Secuity Centre 2010.

I have a network consisting of mixed ethernet and wireless connections and have partitioned it into trusted and blocked address ranges.

Trusted range - 255

Blocked - 252

The ethernet PCs have static IPs outside the blocked range.

Wireless PCs get IPs assigned by DHCP within the blocked range.

This worked OK until the upgrade to 2010 last weekend.

Now FPS has stopped working ie My Network Places gets access blocked when McAfee Firewall is ON.

I checked the History and Logs and saw that error messages were being generated for port 445.

I opened this port and after reboot FPS came back to life.

Is this a safe way to work?

Does Firewall not like overlapping address ranges?

I plan a further test splitting the trusted range to avoid the overlap but will wait a while to give users some stability.


How Many Badges Can You Collect?
Ready for a little competition? Members like you are earning badges and unlocking perks for their helpful answers. Are you? Click here to find out.

Community Help Hub

    New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

  • Find Forum FAQs
  • Learn How to Earn Badges
  • Ask for Help
Go to Community Help

Join the Community

    Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

  • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
  • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
  • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
Join the Community
Join the Community