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Help Please: How do I get Homegroup through the McAfee Firewall

I have 2010 Internet Security, which has been upgraded by Bt with their free 'netsafe' Mcafee.    I have problems now with my home network, it says my BT Home Hub is 'hidden' but it is not, I have check the hub web page and it is not hidden.   My troubleshooter seems to think it is because of a McAfee Firewall.

I have the BT Mcafee on both computer which cannot connect.

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Re: Help Please: How do I get Homegroup through the McAfee Firewall

Hello there,

Are you able to connect to the howgroup when the firewall is disabled . That is  a step worth tryring  as McAfee firewall by default does not block home groups .

Steps to disable McAfee firewall ;

  1. Double-click the M icon in your taskbar.
  2. Click Web and Email Protection .
  3. Select Firewall. & then settings
  4. Click Turn Off.
  5. Select the time for the confirmation window (15, 30, 45, 60 minutes, When I restart, or Never), then click Turn Off.


Message was edited by: Dinz on 7/20/11 10:19:18 AM GMT-06:00
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