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#1 amason51

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 05:12 AM

i have a d-link dir-615 wireless router. it says it boasts duel built in firewall protection using NAT and SPI firewalls. therefore do i need to install a firewall on my computer?

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 12:21 PM

I think you will be OK just using the Windows firewall
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:47 AM

If you're interested came across your post and thought you would appreciate this article, and be especially thankful for your foresight after reading:

(http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Lax-Security-At-Home-Makes-Wi-Fi-Vulnerable-To-Hackers-Says-Study/Article/201010215757583?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15757583_Lax_Security_At_Home_Makes_Wi-Fi_Vulnerable_To_Hackers%2C_Says_Study)

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:38 AM

amason51 Like T Simon pointed out in the article you need to secure that Wi-Fi signal. Otherwise I believe the windows firewall is enough. Of course you still need antivirus and safe surfing practices. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Thanks for the replies and advice. I read the piece about lax security in the newspaper this morning. I have my router WPA2 protected.

Thanks again!




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