Re: Router and Firewall at the same time?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Plato, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Plato

    Plato Guest

    zynteq7 wrote:
    >
    > I've got a router from vonage (Motorola, NAT with Stateless packet
    > inspection I believe, VT2??? ) anyway, I also have the windows firewall
    > on. I've read that turning on 2 FWs were a bad idea, but is that only
    > when having 2 software 'firewalls' and not the case with a Hardwired and
    > a Software.


    Then you only need a software firewall if you are concerned with
    unauthorized outgoing traffic eg many trojans may install an SMTP
    mailing program. The windows firewall is redundant if you have a a
    modern router and are NOT concerned with outgoing trffic.


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    Plato, Apr 20, 2008
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