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jrspie

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I'm installing a cable hookup today. Read that I should grab a router/firewall box to increase my security.
Have never done this before.
I'm not worried at this time about wireless, but do want a strong hardware firewall.
Hope some of you can help with suggestions.
Thanks,
J.
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jaxisland

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I have always had good luck with my D-Link.

Here is a link to it: http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1134699413401

Good luck
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I too have had good luck with my D-link...but my son bought the same model as mine and had to RMA it..you should also get a software firewall ...I recommend zone alarm free...after you have everything set up go to shields up at GRC.com and test your defenses...be sure to set the firewall setting to stealth mode on both the router and zone alarm....

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Edited by happyrck, 02 November 2006 - 10:38 AM.

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SRX660

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I have had no problems using my Netgear 614 Router and ZA free on my computers with road runner cable internet.

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This D-Link router is a great deal, and it does wired and wireless networking.

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macten

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I use a D-Link router and just installed a D-Link phone adapter for Vonage. No more phone company for me. $14.95 + tax and fees......Opps sorry about the thread drift.
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jrspie

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Thanks everybody.
I'll get one of them.
Gave up on Cablevisions Optimum Online and phone service.
I had problems with their install software that finally just locked up my pc nd required phone support on my cell phone.
Then is crashed a couple of times this afternoon.
So I'll just stay with Verizon.
Thanks,
J.
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