Which security and which firewall please?

  stugra 20:45 06 Jan 2006
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The firewall that is on my modem/router, is it good enough or do I need to have zonealarm on my PC as well please?

Which of these should I pick also:
64bit WEP
128bit WEP or
WPA-PSK

I appreciate your help.

  BigMoFoT 18:06 07 Jan 2006

Is the best security option but ensure you have a strong password that includes numbers\letters and even symbols. I use the firewall built into my router and it works fine - just depends on how paranoid you are I suppose but I've had no problems...

  Haol 18:36 07 Jan 2006

Also if you want let it to be connected to from ceratain MAC addresses, you'll need to find out your MAC address, type in "ipconfig -all" in DOS without the speechmarks. Then type down the numbers that appear beside Physical Address.

  5ean 10:35 08 Jan 2006

I think you can set up outgoing rules for the router but it seems to difficult.

I use avast antivirus (free)
kerio firewall (plenty of set up options) ($9)

wep should be good enough to stop nosey neighbours.

  LAPTOPBABE 22:42 08 Jan 2006

How can i find out my pc's IP address? I have tried ipconfig and it just flashes a black screen then goes straight off. i have windows xp.
Thanks.

  BigMoFoT 01:57 09 Jan 2006

to open up a command prompt then type ipconfig
Click start go to run and type cmd, press enter and then type in ipconfig

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