BlackICE is the least friendly of all the firewalls. There are two common implementations of BlackICE: those that have purchased a retail copy of PC Protection Firewall for personal use and those that unknowingly have a copy installed along with either software from an ISP, VPN, or other source. The primary difference between the two is this: The retail (full package) version of BlackICE includes a user- interface for making changes. Copies installed with other software have no user -interface and require editing a file in order to unblock traffic.
Unlike most firewalls, BlackICE does automatically prompt users for permission to allow the Commander to access the cameras and Internet.
Enable the Commander with BlackICE UI
If you have the full retail version of BlackICE, you will have access to its somewhat crude user -interface (UI). If you do not have access to the UI, jump forward to the section on Enabling the Commander with BlackICE Options File.
Follow these instructions when using the BlackICE UI:
|1.||Open the BlackICE Advanced Firewall Settings dialog by right clicking on the BlackICE icon in the task tray (as shown).|
|2.||On the Advanced Firewall Settings dialog, click the Add button. Next, enter the values shown (Name: UPnP; IP Address: 169.254.0.0-169.254.255.255; Check All Ports; Type:UDP; Mode: Accept; Duration of Rule: Forever) and click Add.|
|3.||Click the Add button again. Enter the values shown: (Name: UPnP; IP Address: 172.29.0.0-172.29.255.255; Check All Ports; Type:UDP; Mode: Accept; Duration of Rule: Forever) and click Add.|
|4.||Click the Add button again. Enter the values shown: (Name: DHCP; IP Address: All Addresses; Port: 67; Type: UDP; Mode: Accept; Duration of Rule: Forever) and click Add.|
|5.||Click OK to close each of the open dialogs.|
|6.||You have now successfully configured BlackICE, but remember that you may have more than one firewall application running on your PC. You need to disable or configure each one.|
|7.||Finally, you will need to exit the Commander (from the task icon) and restart.|
Enable Commander with BlackICE Options File
If you do not have the BlackICE user -interface (UI), you need to edit the BlackICE Options file. Follow these instructions to update the file:
|1.||Open an Explorer window by clicking on the My Computer icon and change directories to c:program filesISSBlackICE.|
|2.||Open the file firewall.ini with Notepad by double- clicking on the file.|
|3.||Find the [Manual UDP low REJECT] section and add these lines:|
ACCEPT, 169.254.0.0 – 169.254.255.255, 0 – 65536, UPnP, 2005-10-05, 02:44:06, PERPETUAL, 2000, unknown
ACCEPT, 172.29.0.0 – 172.29.255.255, 0 – 65536, UPnP, 2005-10-05, 02:44:06, PERPETUAL, 2000, unknown
|4.||Save and close Notepad.|
|5.||Finally, you need to shutdown and restart your computer for these change to take effect.|