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boomdog1983

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This question concerns the windows firewall. I currently have a desktop and two laptops running on a home network. The laptops are wireless and the desktop is connected via a dsl router with a built-in firewall. The DSL router is a Westell Versalink 327 on the Verizon network. My question: Should I have the windows firewall enabled/on for all three computers or will there be conflicts? :tazz:
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I like to think of firewalls as locked doors. I have a firewall in my router, use Norton, and use the XP firewall. There are no conflicts on my computers with this arrangement (YMMV). If something wants to get in, it must get past three "locked doors", good luck.

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james_8970

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no, the more firewalls the safer you are but don't think that because you have more firewall protection that you can be carless because it's not that hard to get by firewall noadays it seems. However every little bit helps. So in other words i say put the firewalls on and test it out for a while and if you do have any problems, which i highly doubt just remove one of the firewalls.
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no, the more firewalls the safer you are but don't think that because you have more firewall protection that you can be carless because it's not that hard to get by firewall noadays it seems. However every little bit helps. So in other words i say put the firewalls on and test it out for a while and if you do have any problems, which i highly doubt just remove one of the firewalls.
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Wow, thats absolutely the worst advice I have ever seen. Multiple firewalls will only serve to conflict things and slow down an internet connection. One firewall, period.

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sry i ment to edit that :tazz:
Or i should have anyways now looking over what i had placed it truely was the worlds stupidest avice, sry about this

Edited by james_8970, 17 January 2006 - 06:29 PM.

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