BT is just about to upgrade my local exchange so the world of bb access will soon be available at last. One connected it would be very useful for me to be able to connect remotely to my pc (to retrieve files etc). I have been told it would be easier to have a static ip address to do this, although other people have warned about staitic ip's being more easily hacked.
So it's two questions really - can I gain remote access with a dynamic address?, and with a good firewall will I be at any more risk than if I have a dynamic address?
Even if a router has a built-in firewall, it is only hardware therefore it would be best to use a software firewall i.e. Zonealarm as you've mentioned cause it makes it extra safe then. Kinda like double protection.