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    Firewall on second router?

    This is a discussion on Firewall on second router? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I've got an old Netgear linked up via homeplugs to my Sky hub. Do I need the firewall enabled on ...

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      Firewall on second router?

      I've got an old Netgear linked up via homeplugs to my Sky hub. Do I need the firewall enabled on the Netgear? My thoughts are not, as the Hub provides the firewall to the internet and having a second one is unnecessary.


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      Re: Firewall on second router?

      Unless its a cable type router and you have it in the DMZ of the Hub, you do not need to worry about a firewall. If you are connecting through an ethernet port the firewall is being bypassed, you have to use a WAN port to use the firewall.

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      Re: Firewall on second router?

      very good point!

     

     

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