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blodis

Hi !
I have recentley ordered the Arduino Duemilanove USB board.  8-)
Waiting for it to arrive I downloaded the Arduino Deveoper software and I emediatley run into problems. :'(
When trying to start "arduino.exe" it caused Windows XP to hang.
After lots of restarts I found out that arduino does not work when "PC Tools Firewall+ Ver. 5.0.0.37" is On.
If I Turn the firewall Off or end the "FirewallGUI.exe" process arduino will startup normally.
Has anyone else experienced the same problem ?

/Emil


dcb

nope, sorry.  Can't imagine what PC Tools Firewall is getting upset about, unless it is monitoring USB ports or something.  Anything online about that firewall and USB?

blodis

Tried to find some info about the USB on PC Tools website but without result.
So I uninstalled PC Tools Firewall and installed Comodo Firewall instead.
Comodo firewall is also free and it seems to get along with Arduino.

/Emil

aschulz

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Feb 25, 2009, 06:53 am Last Edit: Feb 25, 2009, 06:53 am by aschulz Reason: 1
What version of COMODO are you using?

I too just bought the board and anytime I compile my sketch, the .exe hangs and I have to end the process.

I have no idea what is causing the hang but I would like to rule out COMODO.

blodis

That was to bad.
I have not received my card and have therefore not yet tried to compile
anything.
As soon as I have tried it I will let you know.

/Emil

blodis

Ok my Arduinio board has finally arrived and I have tested to
compile and upload the blink example to the board and all worked very well.
So the Comodo firewall works Ok at least for me.
I use version 3.8.64739.471 of Comodo.
Try to shut down one process at a time in the taskmanager and perhaps you can find out what causes your problem.

/Emil

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