Re: 2 dsl questions

If there is a hardware firewall it will be configured during the initial install and setup of the modem. And if you are just going to have one computer in the house then you will probably have a straight modem and the point will probably be moot.


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----- Original Message ----- From: "bjones" <shawnee@xxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 9:56 PM
Subject: RE: 2 dsl questions



All this talk is a bit over my head. I am considering Verizon DSL without
using their software. However if it comes with a hardware firewall does
this mean I have to do something special to use the DSL?
I am running XP home Jaws 6.2 (haven't installed the latest upgrade 7.0) and
I also have Norton Internet Security. I thought this was going to be simple
but it's getting a little scary listening to those of you who are really
well read in computers.
So any info would be appreciated.
thanks
Barbara



-----Original Message----- From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Steve Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 9:01 PM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: 2 dsl questions


Gene,

The problem with some hardware firewalls is that they cannot be updated.
Generally, a hardware firewall in a router is fine. But, I've seen some DSL
modems such as the ones supplied by MSN which won't allow voice chat or file
transfers with MSN Messenger. Basically, they have non=-configurable
firewalls.


Although I have a router, I also run separate software firewalls on each of
my networked PC's. There are no conflicts. The only thing is if you have
an esoteric program, you may need to write a rule for both the router's
firewall and the software firewall.


Steve
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Stevens" <guystevens@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: 2 dsl questions


Not to mention the fact that two software based firewalls will often
conflict with each other. If you are getting a DSL modem/router like the
2-Wire unit supplied by SBC there is a hardware firewall included.


Gene Stevens On MSN and Yahoo: guystevens@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Allen" <wd8ldy@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: 2 dsl questions


Hi Judith and list:

Agree with Gene here. If you already have Norton, you don't need another
firewall. Doing this would be similar to using two bandades in the belief
that one isn't enough.


Cheers,

Dave
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