I have a Win7 and Win10 laptops on my home network, with both having access to the internet and network printer.
I can ping each one from the other and nslookup returns correct info and my arp tables are good as well. I have installed Norton on Win 10, and also Nmap on each. I have temporally disconnected the VPN for testing. My problem has occurred since installing Norton on Win10 and understandably will not install it on Win7 until problem fixed. I cannot create a mapping between each laptop as I get system error 53. I would like to switch off Norton to run tests. Nmap says all my ports have status filtered on both Win7 and Win10. Can someone let me into a secret and tell me how to switch on and off Norton so I can move forward.
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I don't have Norton installed but if you go to the hidden icons, bottom right of your windows screen, right click on the Norton icon and select disable!
I just did not see this. Anyway I am still having the same error and I would like peace of mind that these menu options actually do something. Is there a way of seeing what they do, besides the Norton warnings and red crosses. By the way the C drive on Win7 is shared.
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Amongst a number of ports I had blocked off using an inbound rule I had blocked port 445 on the Win7 system. Needless to say I have a new rule for ports 139 and 445 to remain open, and I may revise this to just 445 only at a later date. Created mapping from Win10 -> Win7 and tested ok.
I would like to now create a mapping from Win7 -> Win10 and this would mean I would create an inbound rule on Win10, however as I have Norton installed I cannot access Windows Defender to create the rule. Is there a way to create these types of rules in Norton ? How would I do this ?
Thanks for your valuable time.
After some further investigation I have managed to resolve my issues.