Cannot access a network printer with Avira Firewall active

After installing Avira Premium Security Suite, the Configuration wizard lets you make some basic settings for the security software.

In order to have access to a network printer, from the computer on which you installed Avira, activate the first option in the window with default rules for accessing the network.

Avira Configuration Wizard - network access

If you already installed Avira Premium Security Suite on your computer, you can make the following settings directly in AntiVir Control Center:

  1. Open AntiVir Control Center on your desktop.
  2. Click on Online protection - Firewall in the left menu.

    Avira Security Suite - Firewall settings

  3. Move the slider to set the security level to Medium.
  4. Close the Control Center.

In case you still cannot access the network printer, restart your computer.

Affected products

  • Avira Premium Security Suite, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Created : Monday, October 19, 2009
  • Last updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011
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