Incoming Network Activity

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by canuhandlethis8, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. canuhandlethis8 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    I have apple's firewall enabled, along with stealth mode, and every time I open yahoo messenger, adium, itunes and about a dozen others, I always get a notification saying "please enable this app for network use." The funny thing is, all the apps that keep saying this are already enabled. How can I get this annoying notification to stop?
  2. Schroedinger macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    If you are using a router with NAT (i.e. your ISP connection is shared over a wired or wifi network) then you can turn that firewall off. The router will protect you from any incoming connections from the "wild" internet.

    That firewall is important if you are connected directly to the internet (i.e. you have a public ip address) or if you are on a network you don't trust (i.e. public open wifi spot)

    Good luck
  3. canuhandlethis8 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks for the reply! My landlord is letting me use his connection. I had to give him my MAC address in order to gain access to his network. All of the routers/switches etc...are downstairs in his house, as where I am upstairs.

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