Firewall required for dial-up connection?

  car nut 18:46 04 May 2005
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Until 2 years ago, I had a dial-up connection with no firewall and had no problems.
As soon as I got Broadband, I of course got one(Zonealarm).

I've now passed my old laptop to my parents, who are novices and therefore using a dial-up connection.

Is a firewall now considered a must-have no matter what your connection type?

  rawprawn 18:50 04 May 2005

Yes, to save any problems load Zone alarm

  Pooke100 18:52 04 May 2005

try sygate free firewall for your parents much easier to use and it's less intrusive I think. Dialup is prone to dialers and so on....

Better to be safe than sorry.

P

  car nut 20:32 04 May 2005

OK, thanks guys, better safe than sorry, as you say.

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