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Will software firewalls work with the BEFVP41?

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You can never have too much security, however there are some firewalls that will not work with hardware firewalls, that includes the all Linksys Routers . Keeping this in mind, some software firewall will continue working after the router is installed. If it does, it shouldn't need to remove it, because it's an extra layer of security. However if there are difficulties using the Internet with the Software firewall after installing the router, try disableing it to see if internet is accessable. If the internet works after disabling the software firewall, then remove the firewall.

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My name is ArmyMason, let me see if I have this straight, you want to know if you need the firewall software turned on in your router, if you have it installed on the computer. If this is the question I would have to say, I would find it safer having two firewalls running than one. Anyways Hardware firewalls are much safer than software firewalls, because it blocks the attacks before they get to the computer. Hope this answers your question. If you need further assistance I would suggest posting this question on a forum.

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Not entirely. Hardware firewalls (such as the one in your router) will block incoming connection attempts based on the port they're using, the protocol, and a number of other factors (varied between firewall brands). Some are designed to block only popular attacks (DoS, PoD, crackers on port 80, Telnet connect attempts, etc...) while others will block a larger variety of attacks.

Anyways, software firewalls will block almost all incoming Internet traffic (except for the ones defined in the exceptions) along with almost all outgoing Internet traffic. The only way I find this to be useful is if you're trying to keep some private information private, or if you use that computer to determine if some software is trying to phone home (web beacon, trojan, dialer, etc...).

I really don't see the need for Software firewalls unless you're a hard-core web-surfer and don't care what you click on. If you do like the extra security, perhaps one of the better software firewalls is made by ESET.

I prefer ESET to Symantec's Personal Firewall because Symantec's Firewall on one of my older systems was hijacked by a virus a few years back which allowed the virus unprecedented access to the root of my Operating System. The virus gutted the computer without any alerts from Norton CE or the Firewall.

Anyways, I hope this was the answer you were looking for. If not, please feel free to respond with more details on what you were truly asking. All the best. ;-)

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Enabling TCP/IP ports needs to be done from your firewall. Often (these days) two firewalls are in place. One on the internet router/modem and another on your PC. Example McAfee, Norton, ZoneAlarm, etc. Windows XP and Vista also have built-in firewalls (port blockers). If ports are required to be opened, you need to configure it on your internet router/modem and also on your software firewall (as the case might be).
Each internet router/modem and software firewall have specific ways to configure ports so you have to look up the vendors steps or reply with more info and will respond at best effort.

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DELL INSPIRON 1200 NOTEBOOK


Hi

Enabling TCP/IP ports needs to be done from your firewall. Often (these days) two firewalls are in place. One on the internet router/modem and another on your PC. Example McAfee, Norton, ZoneAlarm, etc. Windows XP and Vista also have built-in firewalls (port blockers). If ports are required to be opened, you need to configure it on your internet router/modem and also on your software firewall (as the case might be).
Each internet router/modem and software firewall have specific ways to configure ports so you have to look up the vendors steps or reply with more info and will respond at best effort.

Mike

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Enabling TCP/IP ports needs to be done from your firewall. Often (these days) two firewalls are in place. One on the internet router/modem and another on your PC. Example McAfee, Norton, ZoneAlarm, etc. Windows XP and Vista also have built-in firewalls (port blockers). If ports are required to be opened, you need to configure it on your internet router/modem and also on your software firewall (as the case might be).
Each internet router/modem and software firewall have specific ways to configure ports so you have to look up the vendors steps or reply with more info and will respond at best effort.

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You can never have too much security, however there are some firewalls that will not work with hardware firewalls, that includes the all Linksys Routers . Keeping this in mind, some software firewall will continue working after the router is installed. If it does, it shouldn't need to remove it, because it's an extra layer of security. However if there are difficulties using the Internet with the Software firewall after installing the router, try disableing it to see if internet is accessable. If the internet works after disabling the software firewall, then remove the firewall.

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