Cant set up LAN with firewall protection

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whinnie - Oct 22, 2008 at 08:10 PM
 whinnie - Oct 27, 2008 at 01:18 AM
Hello, I can not figure out how to connect 2 computers so both can access internet without turning off firewall, we are in the outback so only have one satalite network cable port, we have a Dell inspiron 530 and a HP Compaq, any help would be much appreciated, thanks
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Oct 22, 2008 at 10:05 PM
You really have only one option: set up a household 'local area network' - "LAN"

Get a router - either wired or wireless. Connect it to your satellite adapter. Then connect your desktop computer to the router. You will have 2 or 3 output LAN connections in the router. If you get a wireless router you will have those LAN connections and wireless also.

this is a good link to all the info you need to know about networks:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-a-network-4097198
I have set up an LAN and have gone through settings on MaFee and allowed access from a remote decktop and this worked fine for 1 day then stopped working, it wont let the remote computer access the internet at all now unless we turn the firewall off.