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Router Has A Firewall, Do I Need Another?


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#1 geoffo

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:16 PM

I have just installed Broadband and have a wired router, which has a "powerful firewall - giving 24/7 security". Is it advisable to also install one on my PC, or could this give conflicts by effectively having 2 firewalls operating at the same time. If the recommendation is yes, what firewall is best (preferably free)?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:43 PM

Hello geoffo,

The router firewall is mainly to protect from unauthorised access to your computer or network however it is not 100% safe. If someone was to bypass the router firewall, they would then have complete access to any unprotected systems on the network.

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While no security set up can offer complete protection, having a hardware firewall (router) and a software firewall can improve your protection.

I would advise using comodo firewall http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
Regards,

Alan.




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