Do I still need to use a software firewall program with a router.

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by KENNETH MAULTSBY, May 8, 2004.

  1. I have a Linksys wireless Access point router on my home system do I still
    or should I use a software firewall program also?
     
    KENNETH MAULTSBY, May 8, 2004
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    CJT Guest

    Probably.
     
    CJT, May 8, 2004
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    daytripper Guest

    Yer damned skippy you do, and if you're smart you'll run one that includes
    rogue application protection...

    What I use: http://blackice.iss.net/product_pc_protection.php

    /daytripper
     
    daytripper, May 8, 2004
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    Johnny Guest

    I'm running the one on my new router AND zonealarm.
    The more the better :) (well not really true, nothing seems to work with
    the Windows XP firewall!!!!)
     
    Johnny, May 8, 2004
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  5. And how do you rate the one built into XP? I guess not very highly if
    you run a third party app.
     
    Doug Fitzpatrick, May 9, 2004
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    Bob Willard Guest

    ICF, the firewall built into XP, is very limited. The primary
    restriction is that running ICF on a PC inhibits F&P sharing.
     
    Bob Willard, May 9, 2004
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  7. Thanks everyone for the feedback.
     
    KENNETH MAULTSBY, May 13, 2004
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