Firewalls


This topic shows you how to create an exception for the Control Center in several popular firewall programs. Because firewalls are designed to block unwanted intrusions into your network, you must specify settings that tell the firewall that the Control Center should be allowed to communicate with the Network USB Hub on your network.

The instructions are for the versions of the firewall programs that appear below. If you have a different version of a given firewall, the locations of some options may differ from those provided here.


Windows Live OneCare
Mcafee Security Center 2007
Norton Internet Securities 2007
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007
Zone Alarm



Windows Live OneCare


(1) Right click on the Windows Live OneCare Icon in the task bar.


(2) Click Change OneCare settings.


(3) Select "Firewall" and click "Advanced settings."


(4) Select "Programs" and click "Add."

(5) Select "connect.exe" from the folder where the Control Center is installed.

The default path is: "C:\Program Files\BELKIN\Network USB Hub Control Center\Connect.exe".


(6) Check that the software is set to "allow". Click "Apply".
(7) Now go to "Ports and protocols", click "Add."

(8) Add a new exception
One for outgoing data

Name: NUHCC (Out)
TCP or UDP:
TCP
Port Range: 19540 to 19540
For Connections: Outbound [remote ports]
Scope: Internet


And one more exception for incoming data:

Name: NUHCC(IN)
TCP or UDP: UDP
Port Range: 19540 to 19540
For Connections: Inbound [local ports]
Scope: Internet


(9) Check the created exceptions

Please make sure that both exceptions are enabled
(10) Finish the configuration

You must reboot your computer for the changes to apply.

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McAfee Security Center 2007


(1) Click Start>All Programs>McAfee. Select  McAfee Security center.

Select Internet & Network (a) and then click on the option to "Configure" (b).


(2) Expand the Firewall Protection is enabled list by clicking on the arrows (a).
Now click "Advanced" (b).


(3) Ensure that "Program Permissions" on the left is highlighted (a).

Click "Add Allowed Program" (b).


(4) Browse to the folder where the Control Center is installed.
The default path is: "C:\Program Files\BELKIN\Network USB Hub Control Center\Connect.exe"

Select the program (highlighted below) "Connect" and click "Open"


(5) Click OK.

You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to apply.

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Norton Internet Securities 2007


(1) Go to Start>All Programs>Norton Internet Security. Select Norton Internet Security.
Expand Settings (a) and scroll down to "Internet Security and Firewall Options" (b) and click it.


(2) Select Program Control.


(3) Click Add.


(4) Browse to the folder where the Control Center is installed.
The default path is: "C:\Program Files\BELKIN\Network USB Hub Control Center\Connect.exe"

Select the program (highlighted below) "Connect" and click "Open"


(5) Program control will then ask you for the appropriate action for this program.
Choose "Allow" and click OK.


(6) Click "Apply." This confirms and applies the exception for the Control Center.

Click OK to exit.

You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to apply.

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Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007


(1) Go to Start>All Programs>Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007. Select Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007.

Click "Personal Network & Firewall Controls" on the left.


(2) Click "Settings."


(3) Ensure that the option "Direct Internet Connection" is highlighted (a) then click "Add" (b).


(4) On the next screen ensure that the security level is set to low (a).
Click the "Program Control" tab (b).


(5) Click "Add."

(6) Click "Browse" and navigate to the location where you installed the Control Center.

The default location is:

"C:\Program Files\BELKIN\Network USB Hub Control Center\Connect.exe"

Select the program "Connect"  and click Open.

 

(7) Ensure that the program setting is set on "Simple Mode" and that the "Allow" option is selected. Click OK, and then OK once more.


You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to apply.

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Zone Alarm


(1) In the Network USB Hub Control Center, click Configure general Hub settings under Tasks in the Control Center. The Network USB Hub Settings Properties tabs appear. Select the Connected Hubs tab.

(2) Write down the IP of the Network USB Hub.

(3) Right Click on the ZoneAlarm Icon in the taskbar and open the ZoneAlarm Control Center


(4) Select "Firewall." Select "Zones" and click  "Add."

(5) Select "IP Address."


(6) Enter the IP address of your Network USB Hub that you wrote down earlier. Click OK.


(7) Verify your settings


(8) Make sure that the IP of the Network USB Hub is listed in the "trusted" zone and click "Firewall."
Now the connection in the Control Center should be enabled.

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