Do firewalls slow down response times to Internet?

  IQ 10:14 08 Dec 2003


i am sharing broadband and it does seem slow when 2 PC's are online together. Is it because the FIREWALL on the router is checking each data packet for feasibility? If i switch the firwall off would i acheieve much faster response times? i have a Netgear DG834 ADSL FIRWWALL ROUTER MODEM...

thanks for any advice!


  Diodorus Siculus 11:35 08 Dec 2003

If you have a software firewall, an easy way to find out is to disable it.

If it is a hardware firewall, it may not be so easy.

  Djohn 11:44 08 Dec 2003

Yes, a little, but nothing that is enough to worry about. We are probably talking in times of less than 2 seconds per connection to each site, most times even 1 second. j.

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