New Network Detected

  john bunyan 09:45 AM 05 Oct 11

Windows 7 64 bit; PCTools free firewall. I have recently installed a new Belkin Share 300 modem / wireless router. It has WPA/WPA2 protection with a different password for desktop and "guests". The Network is a homegroup : Network 3 (I have had 2 previous routers and do not know how to find others - no sign of them in network and sharing).The "problem" is that when I switch on the desktop, the PC Tools firewall comes up with a message: "New Network Detected" "Workgroup" ""Public" together with a MAC address and an IP. I change the "Public" to "Homegroup" and "Apply" and the splash closes . This did not happen with the previous router. Any views?

  john bunyan 17:02 PM 07 Oct 11

In absence of replies I will assume no one has a solution.

  Ashrich 18:55 PM 25 Oct 11

A bit of a late answer , but this is a problem with the firewall , remove it from the PC , reboot and re-install , that usually sorts it .

  john bunyan 19:26 PM 25 Oct 11

Ashrich Thanks. I think you are right. I had downloaded and tried to install the latest PCTools firewall that I have used for a long time. In the end I am using the Windows 7 own firewall and the problem seems gone.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best Black Friday deals 2015 live blog: Best UK Black Friday deals & best UK Black Friday tech…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

ZAK releases more videos showing what happens if you ask other professions to work for free

20 Mac Power User Tricks... That You Didn't Know