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Can I enable my firewall on PC


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zanachi

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I have Hi-Speed internet with comca.. Can I enable (protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing
access to this computer from the internet)Firewall.. I have Wxp and a single comp. connect to the internet .I read that ICF (cable moden) if I enable the Firwall it will interfire with the operation of file sharing and other VPN function... I will like to know in I can Check mark to enable, because i'm trying to protect my computer from outsider user.. like person with Ipod touch can used my internet signal whit out me knowing..How can protect my self of that please advise me, any help will be appreciate Thanks an advance..
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You can, and you should turn Windows firewall on. It's dangerous out there.
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like person with Ipod touch can used my internet signal whit out me knowing

You will need to secure your router (or modem) to get this result.

if I enable the Firwall it will interfire with the operation of file sharing and other VPN function...

Possibly. Sometimes a firewall does this, but you can make exceptions for it.

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Olrik

Edited by Artellos, 29 September 2008 - 03:53 AM.

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Thanks for the answers... Where or how can I protect my router can you tell me how.... Thank's again
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http://www.practical...less_secure.htm
This article should offer enough information.

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I would personally recommend using ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

A totally free,Yet very effective firewall...

" ZoneAlarm is designed to protect your DSL- or cable-connected PC from hackers. This program includes four interlocking security services: a firewall, an application control, an Internet lock, and Zones. The firewall controls the door to your computer and allows only traffic you understand and initiate. The Internet lock blocks Internet traffic while your computer is unattended or while you're not using the Internet, and it can be activated automatically with your computer's screensaver or after a set period of inactivity. Zones monitor all activity on your computer and alert you when a new application attempts to access the Internet. Version 7.0.483 is a bug fixing release "

C-net offers a Video to help you get set-up if you have trouble...

If you wish to check it out visit : http://www.download....cdlPid=10864451

Good luck and Happy computering

Anthony

Edited by Anthony19, 23 October 2008 - 11:10 PM.

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