Turn OFF the Windows OneCare firewall! You can turn the Window Vista
firewall ON and use that. I lose Internet access whenever the OneCare
firewall is on. I have reported the issue to Windows OneCare support but
have not got an answer back yet. I suspect I will have to uninstall Windows
OneCare altogether and then reinstall to get the firewall to recognize my
network properly. The Vista firewall recognizes my wireless network
correctly as a Residential Gateway but the OneCare firewall shows it as an
Unidentifed Network, and so blocks it.
My question to Windows OneCare support then was, "How do I get the OneCare
firewall to recognize my network as a Residential Gateway?"
No answer yet. So, turn OFF just the OneCare firewall. Turn ON the Vista
firewall to be safe while you use the Interent.
> I am having a similar problem... I have Oncecare installed and cannot access
> the Internet at all after upgrading to Vista Ultimate. Assuming that once I
> shutdown the firewall in OnceCare I regain internet access what do I do to
> resolve the OneCare conflict?
> "StephenB" wrote:
> > Mark <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > >I know it says remove anti virus software, but would that include Onecare.
> > >I forgot to remove it and Vista seems ok, but I have an issue trying to use
> > >Messenger which wont sign in.
> > >Should I disable onecare and do a clean install.
> > >Thanks
> > >Mark
> > Since I assume that you have Internet access in general after the upgrade, I
> > suspect you may need to reinstall Windows Live Messenger or troubleshoot that
> > issue. There have been reports of people upgrading to Vista with OneCare 1.5 in
> > place losing all access to the Internet. It would not be a selective problem
> > only with WLM. If you want to confirm that it is not a OneCare issue, turn off
> > the OneCare firewall and try to sign in with WLM.
> > -steve
> > --
> > Stephen Boots
> > MVP Windows Live
> > Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
> > firstname.lastname@example.org