[access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers

I'd generally recommend having a software firewall as well as your hardware firewall.

The reason being you can control what programs use specific ports easier under a software firewall than a hardware firewall.

Note: You can control this under a hardware firewall but it's complexity and flexibility varies from router to router.
Dj Paddy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tony PEARCE" <pearcet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 5:27 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Security and Routers



Hello,
I have been using a belkin router and avg with a laptop and desktop both with a wireless connection for the last 14 months and have had no problems. Do you need a software firewall with your router? Routers have usually a hardware firewall built in.


    Best wishes, Tony Pearce


----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 1:21 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Internet Security and Routers



Hi all.

At Christmas, I bought my wife a wireless router to enable her to go on the
internet with her computer, which is located upstairs. She got a wireless
card installed. The router is downstairs and my computer is attached at
that point. Since getting this router I have had nothing but problems and
had to re-format several times. I've also had problems getting rid of
Norton, which came with my computer. I re-formatted on Sunday and this
time, rather than try to get rid of Norton and use Sygate and AVG, I decided
to just let Norton do it's stuff. Unfortunately, when I did a live update,
my computer seemed to crash or stall. I decided to attempt to turn Norton
off and managed this, in terms of Internet Security and Anti Virus. I then
installed Sygate and AVG and my old problems started again. So, eventually,
to my question. Is having a router perhaps causing my problems. I mean,
is there any implications when using Sygate, AVG or Norton, when you are
attached via a Router.


I've really had it with this computer and fancy just visiting PC World to
get into dept again, but if the problems I am having are associated to my
Router, then a new computer would not resolve anything. Any advise or ideas
would be very welcomed.


Best wishes.

Andy



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