Software Firewall?

  ramsay29 15:34 15 Nov 2004
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Have recently installed Belkin wireless router to allow my son access to broadband on laptop. Currently have Norton Firewall installed om my pc. Subscription is due for renewal shortly. As router has it's own firewall am I wasting my time with Norton.

  blue23 15:37 15 Nov 2004

well i have a router and i still have zonealarm poping up from time to time telling me its blocked traffic. so its up to you. zonealarm is free to use the basic version, you can get it from download.com i think.

  Cuddles 20:54 15 Nov 2004

Zone alarm is avaiable from click here or you could try sygate from click here both are free.

  Cuddles 20:54 15 Nov 2004

Zone alarm is avaiable from click here or you could try sygate from click here both are free.

  Cuddles 20:54 15 Nov 2004

Zone alarm is avaiable from click here or you could try sygate from click here both are free.

  Cuddles 20:54 15 Nov 2004

Zone alarm is avaiable from click here or you could try sygate from click here both are free.

  Cuddles 20:54 15 Nov 2004

Zone alarm is avaiable from click here or you could try sygate from click here both are free.

  Cuddles 20:55 15 Nov 2004

Computer has gone mad sorry about postings!!!!!!!!

  VoG II 21:00 15 Nov 2004

As I understand it the router firewall is one-way (inbound only). My McAfee firewall still reports some blocked traffic even though I have a Belkin router with the firewall enabled. If you want protection against outbound events (e.g. trojans "phoning home") you also need a software firewall such as Zone Alarm.

  mikef. 21:44 15 Nov 2004

One caveat, Zone Alarm free version is not good with networks, so if you have the computers networked as well as internet sharing it may be a good idea to stay with Norton, but if it is only used for internet access Zone Alarm will be fine.

  ramsay29 21:48 15 Nov 2004

Thanks Folks

I will go down the line of Zone Alarm. It is only shared internet access.

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