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This is a discussion on Multiple firewalls within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Sorry if this has been asked before, but I did a quick search and couldn't find an answer. As I ...
- 02-01-07, 04:37 PM #1
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I did a quick search and couldn't find an answer.
As I understand it its not a good idea to use multiple software firewalls like say both windows and Norton.
So my question is should I turn the software one off and just rely on the one in the netgear router?
- 02-01-07, 04:42 PM #2
It's absolutely not a good idea to have multiple software firewalls but it's perfectly OK to have a software firewall and the router firewall. Leave the router firewall in default mode (unless you need to set up port forwarding etc) and control access through your software firewall.
- 02-01-07, 04:51 PM #3
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll do as you advise.
- 02-01-07, 06:51 PM #4
Router firewall can work with another firewall, thus creating better protection of the computer....although keep in mind that by having 3 firewalls your programs might run slower, also it might have an affect on the speed and stability of the internet connection.
But there is no real need to have firewall if you SKY ROUTER BECAUSE, you can check whether you are protected from various bugs and hacker on hackerwatch.org, there is a test you can do to check if ur safe on the net with sky router.
- 02-01-07, 07:00 PM #5
I noticed that the Sky Router has a default setting in WAN setup allowing your computer to respond to ping from the internet, which seems to defeat the purpose of a hardware firewall. I unchecked the setting as the Netgear PDF says that this setting should not be used except for testing as it opens up the router to the internet. If it is unchecked, I hope the built in firewall in the Netgear is sufficiently secure. Any comments would be highly appreciated.
- 02-01-07, 09:49 PM #6
So am I OK with my Win XP firewall and the Sky Netgear router??
- 02-01-07, 11:45 PM #7
Yes! (one word would have sufficed, however the forum software will not allow this).Service recovery 02392 899292
You got 3 right!
D'oh! Not good, dude.