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#1 Roderunner

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:26 PM

I have just found its possible to set WF to filter in/out bound connections. What I've read, says it can be difficult to 'set-up'. Your opinion / advice would be of interest. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:52 PM

I believe Vista and Windows 7 Firewalls have inbound/outbound protection, XP however, does not

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:04 PM

xblindx. Read This Link

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:08 PM

Enable 2 way blocking capabilities of Windows Vista Firewall.

So I was correct, Vista does have outbound protection.
I would still not trust the Windows Firewall. I use Comodo and love it

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:11 PM

Read it again. Outbound allows all by default.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

I saw that, but I was still right, all I said was that it has outbound protection. I didn't say if it was enabled or not. I don't mean to sound offensive by the way :thumbsup:
And still, a 3rd party firewall would be a lot better in my opinion.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:36 AM

Thats not a problem my new friend, I use Outpost Pro Firewall.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 12:29 PM

Do you have Windows Firewall enabled as well? You should only have 1 active firewall to avoid conflicts.
But I do think this topic will help someone else out if they stumble upon it. I did not know that outbound protection was turned off on Vista (I use XP), I just knew that it was available.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

I'm only using Outpost FW Pro. but thinking of buying a notebook so as I can play with WF advanced features.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

Okay, I'd like to know the results of you playing with the Windows Firewall, I don't have Vista but am curious as to if it is any good.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:19 PM

I'm on Vista Home Premium and its set to my specs. and runs as sweet as molasses on a hot day. As to buying a notebook I dont know what I want and I know more about the darkside of the moon than wireless connections. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:30 PM

Wireless connections aren't hard to set up at all. All routers that you can buy should come with very good instructions on how to set them up. And if you have questions, there is always the Networking forum :flowers:
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:33 PM

I am using a Netgear DG843G v3 but its a wired connection. The CD that came with it was for setting up AOL and I'm not with them anymore.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

The usual set up of a wireless network is to (since you don't have an installation disk), plug in all of the proper cables (your computer should be connected via ethernet cable) and your modem should also be connected via ethernet cable. Then type 192.168.0.1 into the address bar of your browser, it should take you to the router's configuration page. You can then run the setup wizard from there.




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