Hardware firewall

  iqs 19:24 17 Sep 2009


I have a netgear WPN824 v2 router.I know it has a built in firewall,but is it software or hardware based.

I ask because I'm thinking of buying a hardware firewall.

Can both be used together?.


  Tech Guy 23:05 17 Sep 2009

All firewalls are software ran on hardware.

Some say hardware firewall to indicate that it's a box just for a firwall, in your case firewall/router/switch.

If you like to get your hands dirty and you have an old computer laying around, look into IPCop - I have IPCop running for my firewall/router.

  iqs 09:00 18 Sep 2009

Hi Tech Guy,

Thank you for the reply and the suggestion,cheers

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