[access-uk] Re: can i turn off my firewall

Ray, ours is a Netgear router provided by Sky, our ISP. But I've always left the Windows firewall running because it never occurred to me I'd be safe to turn it off and let the router do its thing alone. That's why I'm here, to learn from you guys!! (smile).


Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 1:36 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: can i turn off my firewall


Jackie, it does seem not all hardware firewalls are equal.  Something
called "stateful packet inspection" is incorporated into some,
including the Linksys and Netgear firewalls.  No idea what this
actually is, but it is supposed to be better than not having it.

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
Jackie Cairns


I bough to your superior knowledge Steve, but I've always been told to
use
whatever is going as well as the router for added protection.

Jackie

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