Networking using the Windows Firewall

  Davie S 13:50 10 Sep 2005
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Is the Windows Firewall (built into Windows XP) good enough to use with a network of 3 PC's. I have a network up and running and protected using Norton Firewall but this is up for renewal and I don't particularly want to pay for the renewal if the Windows Firewall works just as well.

Any advice greatfully received

Davie S

  Thalmus 14:01 10 Sep 2005

Use ZoneAlarm, click here
Much better than the windows firewall and its free!

  igk 21:32 12 Sep 2005

I agree with Thalmus on this 100% use Zone Alarm (free version) apart from being very poor the xp firewall (even in SP2) can be very difficult to set up for networking..

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:13 16 Sep 2005

The Zone Alarm free version is very good but difficult to set up for networking.

Sygate is much easier:- Sygate click here

  De Marcus™ 22:25 16 Sep 2005

Sygate is a synch when it comes to networking - agree with Fruit Bat /\0/\

  igk 22:51 16 Sep 2005

""The Zone Alarm free version is very good but difficult to set up for networking.""
I did not say that!! What I said was "the xp firewall (even in SP2) can be very difficult to set up for networking.."

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