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#1 xcalibre

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:36 AM

hi i switched to a cable modem and have noticed that when i shut my computer off the pc activity light still blinks i am thinking this is probably not a good thing is there a way to be sure its not passing info from my comp when its off? (or if thats possible)

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:44 AM

hi i switched to a cable modem and have noticed that when i shut my computer off the pc activity light still blinks i am thinking this is probably not a good thing is there a way to be sure its not passing info from my comp when its off? (or if thats possible)



You're seeing ARP requests, DHCP renewals, route checks, etc. This is perfectly normal.

Ensure the native Windows firewall is enabled and all should be well.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:01 PM

is there a way to be sure its not passing info from my comp when its off? (or if thats possible)

If the computer is off, it is impossible to do anything beyond impersonating a very expensive doorstop. So to answer your question, No it is not possible.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:50 PM

Ensure the native Windows firewall is enabled and all should be well.


Enable the Windows firewall ONLY if you DO NOT have another firewall installed.
Having 2 running firewalls won't give you any additional protection.
They can conflict with each other and cause issues for your system.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:52 PM

thank you for the answers




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