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    threelions00's Avatar on a shirt... BT Rep: +12BT Rep +12BT Rep +12
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    ok...just wondering if i should get a router or not...not sure what they do...i have one pc, direct link to the net via cable usb modem...so do i even need one?

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    A router could add firewall protection to your setup but the main purpose is to allow you to connect more computers to share an internet connection.

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    good answer mr virtualbody...bugger that idea then...case closed! i got a firewall anyway...sygate i think it is

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    Ok. Simple enough.

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    Just out of interest why would you think you needed one?


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    well i'm not the sharpest when it comes to pc's and i was talking about port forwarding which mentioned a router a lot...no benefit to me, so no worries...any suggestions on any other hardware that i could get would be good...got a nice little set up in my office...tv on the pc, pc connected to my stereo, got cable internet...i like my gadgets and such so was just wondering what else i could get....

    any suggestions?

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    Originally posted by threelions00@30 June 2004 - 18:19
    well i'm not the sharpest when it comes to pc's and i was talking about port forwarding which mentioned a router a lot...no benefit to me, so no worries...any suggestions on any other hardware that i could get would be good...got a nice little set up in my office...tv on the pc, pc connected to my stereo, got cable internet...i like my gadgets and such so was just wondering what else i could get....

    any suggestions?
    Surround sound speakers, new tv that you could hook up to tv out on your computer, umm, there are these divx players that plug into a network, you plug it into your tv, and also to your network, then share a drive on your computer, the divx player sees it and can play MP3's, AVIs, etc.

    Never actually seen one before, but i have heard of them somewhere on this forum once before.

    ofcourse if you boiught that then you could use a router


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    Out of curiosity...
    If one is behind a router ( hence, a hardware firewall) does one still need a software firewall on each computer hooked to it?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Originally posted by clocker@30 June 2004 - 22:33
    Out of curiosity...
    If one is behind a router ( hence, a hardware firewall) does one still need a software firewall on each computer hooked to it?
    I've been going on and off with using one, and find that it is unneeded...

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    So...computers behind a router are totally invisible and untouchable by the internet?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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