Is router firewall always on?

  tolly2 02:44 13 Jan 2005

Now I have my network installed and running, I am wondering what security the router firewall provides.(Dlink DI524) Is it just a physical barrier or do I have to turn on somesort of setting to get it to work?

Also can someone explain WEP, SSID and the other strange titles, and do I need to set them up or not?



  AndySD 04:00 13 Jan 2005

The connection from the internet to your pc's will be reasonably protected by the firewall. Its the wireless connections you need to protect Try click here

  Michendi 09:53 13 Jan 2005

Router Firewalls in "home" products provide very basic functionality. Supplement this basic protection with a software Firewall (e.g. XPSP2, ZoneAlarm, Trend Micro IS12).

AndySD is correct. If you are going to go wireless then you must read up on the security issues that are inherent to wireless connectivity. As a general rule - if you can connect hardware using cable then do. Cable connections offer many advantages not the least of which are much greater data throughput and absolute security.

Your product will have come with an installation CD. On the CD you should find extensive Help Files which will provide answers to your questions re WEP, SSID etc....

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