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Thread: If I Already Have A Router

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    I already have a linksys etherfast cable dsl router.... I know it functions as a firewall, but would I get any added benefits by also running zone alarm pro too?

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    yea. run both

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    can anyone post a torrent link or hash or pm me a direct link?

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    no!
    do not run a firewall while using a routor... that would be pointless!

    the firewall would do nothing but use sys. resources

    i'm using a routor and i found out that it was pointless

    however you still need an av

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    I use both


    and the imported ip's on the host machines, but looking into other options

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    Im behind a Linksys router, and it has a built in firewall. And my software firewall blocked 3 portscan attacks (by the same damn person in Denver), and I think it blocked a sub-7 trojan attack. So I say stick with both.


    can anyone post a torrent link or hash or pm me a direct link?
    There are 3 versions of ZA, the free, plus, and pro. Download 1 of them at http://zonelabs.com, if you got the plus or pro, just get a serial, and I think it works for both.

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    Having two firewalls is like having two umbrellas open in the rain. one firewall will catch all the rain, and the other will get hardly nothing

    But i use ZA with my router just so i know what programs are trying to access the internet and spy on me

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    Originally posted by Russo@30 November 2003 - 06:39
    Having two firewalls is like having two umbrellas open in the rain. one firewall will catch all the rain, and the other will get hardly nothing

    But i use ZA with my router just so i know what programs are trying to access the internet and spy on me
    that is the best post on this thread except for the fact that i would change za with sygate so you can monitor and control you programs

    a router is almost like a hard firewall

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    I am on a router, and believe that you dont need a firewall, because im behind NAT


    NAT = Firewall (hardware one )
    So I say you dont want one. You are pritty much sorted with a router.
    But saying that, I have never had a firewall even when i was on a ADSL modem, or even 56k back in the days, shall we say, I am not woried about it at all.



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    I guess that it is a matter of opinion, but I feel much better with Sygate on my desktops behind my router.
    It catches about 3 scans a month which tells me that the router does not stop everything.
    And, like Musleman, I like to see what is going on.

    The resources used are negligable, slows down the startup but that's about it.

    I'd rather be safe than sorry.

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