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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:03 PM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:01 PM
Edited by Noviciate, 30 July 2010 - 04:02 PM.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:49 PM
I have a Linksys wireless router, WRT54G Ver 5. Does it have a built in firewall or not? Is it adequate? I haven't given it much thought, because I still had my Windows firewall (I've already read some of the debates on that one) running, but a recent infection disabled my Windows firewall, and I got to wondering whether the firewall in my router was enough to keep my hidden while I was trying to debug my computer.
Your router probably only operates a NAT firewall. There's a neat little movie here: http://www.draytek.co.uk/natmovie.html I have found the streaming to be really bad, so i'd be inclined to download it all and watch it that way. Be aware that it's a 32 Mb file: http://www.draytek.streamlinenettrial.co.u...TekNatMovie.mpg
As far as i'm aware neither NAT nor the Windows firewall will monitor outbound connections, so if you want to be fully secure you need a third-party firewall. However, if you're just worried about internet peekers in the short term, i'd trust the router and Windows SP2 firewall for that.
Edited by JonM33, 30 July 2010 - 10:53 PM.
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