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Old 11-29-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default Safe Firewall software for PC and MCs?

I just got the Transport, Mix and Control, they're great! But it was a real challenge getting them working on my win 7 64x system. Eventually tracked it down to ESET's firewall (and possibly even its spyware program). I have the MCs on their own ethernet port so you'd think I could just tell my firewall to totally ignore that port. But no matter what I try, it either completely blocks them being recognized or constantly pings them, making them lose their connections. So what are people doing about spyware and firewall software? Any advice?

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:01 PM
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It's complicated and I never bother because I have a Mac, but you can set each units to a static IP and then allow that IP from your Firewall.

Congratulation on your purchase! Hours of fun just learning it...
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:07 PM
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I tried that. Something about ESET (others are complaining), so just need find a replacement.

Yeah, I've had many, many controllers before but I'm really liking these! And they look pretty darn cool I must say.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:23 PM
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I have had zero probs with "microsoft security essentials" on a win7 rig. It's a free DL and has been a very good experience for me from day one with my win7 rig. I just got an Artist Control and the install/update and now operation has been true plug and play...an unusual deal with a Win rig ;}=, but hey I'll take it any day.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:35 PM
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So you didn't have to do any special settings? And this is with all it's features turned on?

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Old 12-02-2011, 12:16 AM
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So you didn't have to do any special settings? And this is with all it's features turned on?

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No special settings...however I had done some trouble shooting with my W7 network settings recently to get my Neyrinck V-control working properly, but IIRC I just made sure it was all default settings. Nothing was done to MS Security at that time...no exceptions or any other fussiness. I even have the Artist Control connected with the X-over cable to my ethernet bridge which then goes wireless from my studio to the router in my house about 60' away, so my setup is a bit more complicated than most...and it "just works".
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:33 AM
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I have had zero probs with "microsoft security essentials" on a win7 rig. It's a free DL and has been a very good experience for me from day one with my win7 rig. I just got an Artist Control and the install/update and now operation has been true plug and play...an unusual deal with a Win rig ;}=, but hey I'll take it any day.
security essentials is antivirus/antimalware software, not a firewall
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:35 AM
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I just got the Transport, Mix and Control, they're great! But it was a real challenge getting them working on my win 7 64x system. Eventually tracked it down to ESET's firewall (and possibly even its spyware program). I have the MCs on their own ethernet port so you'd think I could just tell my firewall to totally ignore that port. But no matter what I try, it either completely blocks them being recognized or constantly pings them, making them lose their connections. So what are people doing about spyware and firewall software? Any advice?

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You don't need a software firewall on your PC. If your cable/dsl modem is in front of one of those linksys/d-link/netgear routers, that is more than enough..
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:40 PM
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security essentials is antivirus/antimalware software, not a firewall
Good catch...you are so correct sir. The Security Essentials software is constantly updated, so in my busy brain I just autopilot responded that this was the question posted...my bad. I guess my Firewall is set to mild or off. I will have to check my settings to see if there's any further input I can give the OP. Obviously I don't have a problem on my network.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:32 PM
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As mentioned I'm posting to confirm that I'm using the "baked in" Win7 Firewall. I did get asked by W7 Firewall today if I wanted to permit EuControl to use the HUI/Mackie Control Service option that I 'm trying for using Reaper to control it at least in a basic way. I just agreed to that nag screen and it went away. Looking at the actual Firewall settings I see that anything Eucon is checked green. Again I run without issue in this regard. IIRC Eucon did ask me when I first installed and then it just all worked. I swear my Win7 rig is starting to behave nicely like my Mac Pro...
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