Router firewalls - is personal f/w still required?

  Ptolemy 12:34 18 Oct 2006

If someone has a router with a firewall do they still need to use a firewall on their computer?

Obviously something to stop unwanted programs running - such as the MS firewall - but is something as major as Zone Alarm still needed?


  anskyber 12:36 18 Oct 2006

I use both, ZA as it happens. ZA has counted no intrusions since my router came so I assume the router can be congratulated.

I did read somewhere, now lost I am sorry that hardware routers can miss some things.

  terryf 12:38 18 Oct 2006

No, I have a DG834 router with firewall and I have switched off windows firewall and don't run any others. Have had no probs running like this. Go to winxp security center and indicate that you have your own firewall

  anskyber 12:38 18 Oct 2006

For a more educated answer. click here

  anskyber 12:41 18 Oct 2006

Our posts were constructed at the same time, the comment in mine about an educated answer does not apply to you as the listing might suggest!

  Ptolemy 12:53 18 Oct 2006

Ok guys - thanks for the assistance.

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