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DOCSIS 3.0 CATV Modem?

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#1 SunKing


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:20 PM

OK going back to using CATV and firing my local landline DSL provider in favor of 50 mb/s internet, phone, and CATV service package.

I am getting an Arris TG852 Gateway Modem DOCSIS 3.0 MODEM, plug my computer via Ethernet cable, standard RJ-11 phone jack, and use the Modem's WiFi for Sony Plastaion 3, Laptops, and Kindle

My question is about the Gateway Firewall and conflict it may or may not have on my Windows 7 Operating system and Kapesky Labs Firewall and AV on the wired PC.

Do I turn off any of those programs working behind the Gateway Router?

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#2 NpaMA


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:44 AM

No. Hardware firewalls (ex: routers, modems, etc) do not "interfere" with your PC's the same way that 2 "software" firewalls do. I would personally recommend keeping both enabled.

Only problem you might have is if you're using P2P or something else that requires specific port access, you may need to allow it in both.

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