Using the Network Configuration Wizard
When your computer connects to a new network, ZoneAlarm security software opens the Network Configuration Wizard, displaying the IP address of the detected network.
The IP address of the network is used to determine whether it is a private network or a public network.
A private network is usually a home or business Local Area Network (LAN). Private networks are placed in the Trusted Zone by default.
A public network is usually a much larger network, such as that associated with an ISP. Public networks are placed in the Public Zone by default.
To configure your network connection using the Network Configuration Wizard:
- Choose the level of security you want for this network.
- Optionally, if you are an advanced user, enter a name for the network if you want to be able to recognize it on the Firewall panel.