Comodo firewall conflict with ADSL modem?

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I've been tearing my hair out for days, with much assistance from my
ISP. My internet connection seems to work for a while then just freeze.
Sometimes rebooting the Dynalink RTA100 ADSL modem helps but not very
often. I decided that the modem must have a component that fails as it
warms up...logical?
Then I decided to go back to Sygate firewall and I uninstalled Comodo
Firewall and BOclean. Suddenly, everything appears to be working
normally again.
Does anybody have any thoughts on the matter? I can't find any options
in Comodo that could be to blame so I am at a loss to explain it.

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Jules
Brisbane, Australia

Re: Comodo firewall conflict with ADSL modem?
Julian Cann wrote:


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Why? Seems to be obvious. You ruined your system in multiple ways, that's
why it broke.

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 > a loss to explain it.

You take an axe and slay your TV. Then it's broken. Now which button on your
remote control is to blame?

Re: Comodo firewall conflict with ADSL modem?
On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 22:23:28 +1000, Julian Cann

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I have had BellSouth DSL for four years, every day of which I've also
had BOClean installed and functional.  Nary a problem.

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Glad to see that you took my advice and asked your question in this
newsgroup. Like I said previously, you'll get support here for not
using a so-called 'software firewall'. Stick around a while. Sebastian G.
means well, he'd just got a funny way of saying that "all software
firewalls are broken by design" - meaning "How can software running
on your machine protect the same machine?".

I was a great believer in software firewalls myself before I came here.
A *hardware* firewall is a totally different concept.



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Thanks Alan,
                I still can't understand why newsgroups are so full of
sarcastic smart arses? We are here, by definition, to share our
knowledge and experiences, and I appreciate you doing this. I guess the
smart-arses gain a little knowledge, then use it as a stick to beat
people with, thus helping them to cover up their inadequacies and sense
of inferiority. It seems to be a plague in our society, which is very
sad.
regards
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Jules
Brisbane, Australia

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Julian Cann wrote:

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yes well this is a fairly obvious one, a standard computer problem, not
a question about firewalls.

comodo had some conflict, with your system. Could be considered a bug
in comodo. Don't sit there like an idiot asking why it has a bug. If
you wrote it, if you had access to the source code and a debugger, you
could locate the error and fix it. But you do not. If a program crashes
your system, you uninstall it. (or you could try a windows install -
that deletes the old windows xp, so your system is 'fresher', and maybe
whatever was conflicting will go away. But it's not worth it. Just
uninstall comodo)

 
The router problem is separate, you're right they can crash if they
overheat.

Take if off the carpet. If it has holes, don't have the holes facing
the carpet.  I've seen one reliable speedtouch router that had to be
run upside down (that's downside up) because the holes were on the
bottom.
Looking on google images, your router is meant to be run on its side.
Sometimes you run them right and they still overheat. Get a more
reliable router.  Your overheating one will break eventually if it
keeps overheating.  I had one that kept needing to be restarted.

The knowledge and experience that you want access to is fairly
standard. really what to do if a program crashes, and can routers
overheat, and what to do if they do. Not really to do with firewalls.


 
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Re: Comodo firewall conflict with ADSL modem?
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

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and looking at your subject..   no, it doesn't look like a conflict
between comodo and your modem. It may be a conflict between comodo and
some other program. Or between comodo and windows. After some other
program you once installed in windows.

But this is not a firewall problem. Not even a network problem. It's a
standard, basic, computer question . Suitable for alt.computer  but if
you can post to a newsgroup you should really know enough to know the
answer. You should've encountered a bug by now If you try/install
software,






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Yes James I have already implemented your valid suggestions. I tried
running the modem on its side but it still did the same so I replaced
Comodo. Can't be bothered to refresh XP, but am still running modem on
its side. It does have rubber feet under the flat side to keep it clear
of the surface plus holes top and bottom, so it is obviously meant to
stand either way. That said I shall see how much longer it lasts before
replacement. Thanks for your input...much appreciated.
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Jules
Brisbane, Australia

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Well, you can feel how hot it is with the back of your hand, and thus
find a good orientation. As/if it gets worse it'll need restarting
more frequently, eventually becoming unbearable, and you won't need to
ask whether to get a new one.

I've had many bad experiences with routers getting hot. And that's
with them on a wooden floor, not a carpet.  I've found that the
speedtouch 546 router/modem is reliable, I run it upside down and not
on wooden floor, not the carpet. Rarely I lose internet connection for
a moment, I think it restarts itself automatically quickly from time
to time, but that's rare. I actually found it by calling Zen technical
support  - my isp, and having a chat with a techie on their 50p/min
number, about this router overheating problem. He seemed well aware of
this issue (a sign that he knew what he was talking about), and he
said they don't have much problems with the speedtouch routers they
sell. So I got one of the routers - happened to get it from their
website.  It's not wireless. But they have wireless routers of the
same case design.

Doing a win xp repair is trivial, not a hassle at all.  And not in any
way related to the router crashing/overheating problem. On my machines
I do it without even backing up files.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm










Re: Comodo firewall conflict with ADSL modem?
On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 22:23:28 +1000, Julian Cann

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it seems we have the same problem

see my  "BIGPROBLEM..." post
sent few days ago

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