Connecting to Windows share, won't work with windows firewall and enabled ports

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  1. macdude69 macrumors member

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    i have searched a lot but haven't been able to solve my problem


    i have a windows XP box on my network

    i can connect to the C$/D$ admin shares via smb://.... only when the windows firewall is OFF - when i enable it, i can't connect

    i have allowed ports 135-139,445 in the firewall, but still no luck

    any ideas???
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I have my Windows firewall on and I can connect via my MBP. On Windows you just need to allow whatever directories you want to share on the network.
     
  3. thederby macrumors regular

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    Make sure that you have enabled the File and Printer Sharing exception in the Windows Firewall exceptions list.

    To enable the File and Printer Sharing exception
    Open Windows Firewall, and then click the Exceptions tab.

    Select the File and Printer Sharing check box.
     
  4. macdude69 thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry for the post - it's solved (for now)

    somehow it just started working, all i did was enable the firewall on both NIC cards instead of just 1 of them. go figure, it's windows

    maybe it just takes a while for the ports to apply
     
  5. macdude69 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes i did this first
    then i added 135-139,445 TCP and UDP

    it wasn't working for while, but now it does
     

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