do i need a firewall with my router????

  2drewej 16:20 24 Dec 2006
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hi , i have a 3com wireless router with inbuilt firewall.

do i need do install a seperate firewall (ie zonealarm) on the computer that my wireless usb adapter is connected to?

  LastChip 17:13 24 Dec 2006

But if you choose to do so, it won't cause any harm.

Do be sure though, that your router firewall is enabled, as many ship out of the box disabled.

click here to run Shields Up which will give you a good idea of your current state.

  Strawballs 21:45 24 Dec 2006

The hardware firewall on your router will only stop incoming whereas a software one such as zone alarm will stop any of your programs accessing the net without your permission if they become inffected.

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