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Cable internet installed tomorrow. Advice, pls.

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On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:47:17 GMT, fitwell <(E-Mail Removed)>

>On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 17:45:10 -0000, Jimchip
><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 12:58:44 -0400, fitwell wrote:
>>> On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 06:05:06 GMT, "slick66ca" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>> wrote:
>>>>Possibly the most important thing you must remember is a firewall. With
>>>>broadband, unlike a modem you have an open port to the internet 24/7.
>>> And how do we protect against that? what firewall setting, in other
>>> words, do we use?

>>"slick66ca" misused the term 'port'. If you have a firewall installed then
>>you probably are OK. Your ports are closed. Check with something like
>>ShieldsUp or another port scanner:

>Phew! Thanks and will do!

Awesome! I tested clear in ShieldsUp completely! I was hoping that
was the case, but good to find out.

I didn't do so well in the second but that's because I have Javascript
enabled and no cookie stopper installed at this time.

Great sites!

>>> Thanks.


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On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 07:28:09 -0400, "Miggsee" <(E-Mail Removed)>

>Yea for you! I do not think that you need to prepare at all, other than
>updating to a newer ZA. I have free version 3.7.159. For fun, activate your
>current ZA, and then wait until the cable is installed. Then update, and
>watch with glee as it's download speed! You're going to love broadband!
>Good Luck!


Well, of course I'm very happy with the cable!!

At work we have super fast connections so it was always tough to come
home to dialup, I just must strategize my bills somewhat differently.
But the cable is awesome.

Everyone was right, there didn't seem to be anything I needed to do
other than have the firewall going at all times. I'm going to have to
get over that insecure feeling, though. With dialup, my problems were
virtually over once I disconnected; here, it's live all the time. I
can now really understand why people who use their computers a lot
have two. One for internet work and continuous dl and others for
their real work, business, etc. Seems that that's something I can
think about in future.

Can't believe how fast webpages load, too, and the newsgroups update
in mere seconds instead of many, many minutes.



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