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What is ForceWare Network Access Manager

by Doctor Who / October 17, 2009 9:00 AM PDT

I've recently installed a new system. After installing it, I went into Device Manager and found that something was missing. After a lot of research I was able to determine that it was some NVIDIA drivers on the motherboard. I went to NVIDIA's website, installed an ActiveX control there to have it peruse my system and it determined that I needed to download some new drivers from NVIDIA's website. I did so, installed the drivers and then it put on something which I assume is optional, called "NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager". I have no idea what that is, nor if I need it or want it. Does anyone here know what it is, please?

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nvidia's firewall
by ramarc / October 18, 2009 6:09 AM PDT

it's semi-hardware based (implemented inside the chipset) so it has some advantages over a software firewall. however, having multiple firewalls can sometimes cause problems.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/security.html

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It's a firewall
by Doctor Who / October 18, 2009 9:11 AM PDT
In reply to: nvidia's firewall

Oh, so its a firewall, then? Only for the NVIDIA chipset, or the machine? And does it provide anything else, besides being a firewall?

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