Firewall is somehow blocking my entire wi-fi?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ThisIsMyName, May 28, 2011.

  1. ThisIsMyName macrumors regular

    ThisIsMyName

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    #1
    Randomly after rebooting, two or three notices came up for a utility or application and asked for permission to connect the internet. I chose deny for each of them. (not knowing this would create a problem)

    Now, when i try to connect to the internet with firewall on (which i need), it's blocked like this. [​IMG]
    And when i went to advanced settings for firewall there were no "blocked applications".
     
  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Code:
    sudo ipfw flush
    That will reset all your OS X firewall rules.
     
  3. ThisIsMyName thread starter macrumors regular

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    A n00b like me must ask, how do I use that code?
     
  4. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    Go to your Applications/utility folder and run a terminal, then type the command in the first line of his post.
     
  5. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone was a noob once.

    See the above instructions, or just open spotlight (by clicking the magnifying glass at the top right of your screen, or by pressing command + space) and start typing 'Terminal' the icon should look like a little black box. When the terminal opens type the command as I wrote it above.

    Come back of it doesn't work :)
     
  6. ThisIsMyName thread starter macrumors regular

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    'sudo ipfw flush' didn't work.
    Any other suggestions?
     
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