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Posted: 1/10/2003 8:28:18 AM EST
Cable guy coming tomorrow. Should I have him install a network cable modem or the USB 2.0 type? Is Zonealarm good enough or do I need a hardware firewall? TIA.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:35:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 8:36:37 AM EST by Kar98]
Network type. Less load on the computer, and easier to expand and to maintain. ZoneAlarm Pro would be good enough for me, although I added a hardware firewall/router, too. (Linksys BEFSR41)
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:40:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:43:43 AM EST
I'd definitely go with the network cable modem, as this is much more flexible in the long run. I used to use ZoneAlarm for years and in the last year have switched to Sygate Personal Firewall. I needed flexibility that ZA simply did not offer (like the ability to block by port# and/or protocol ID vs. just IP address). Welcome to the world of broadband. Once you've got it, you'll never go back. [;)]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:49:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: No reason to tie up one of your USB ports. I use Zonealarm and it works just fine. Get a hardware firewall if you think you need the added security, but they can be rather expensive, hundreds of dollars.
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Only if you go with serious firewalls. DLink and SMC now have routers that do Stateful Packet Inspection for under $60. I just had to replace my router (too many wall blobs and plugged the wrong DC adapter into the damn thing) and got a DLink 604. It's nice and has decent logging.
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