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2 firewalls?

by AidanK / April 10, 2006 9:27 PM PDT

I have SpeedStream 4200 router going to/from a Linksy's Wireless-G router for the computer in the basement. The 4200 router has it's own Siemens firewall enabled. The Linksy's router also has it's own firewall enabled. Does that mean I have 2 firewalls enabled and is that a good thing or a bad thing? As you can tell I'm not very computer savvy. Thanks

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Good thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2006 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: 2 firewalls?

The firewall in the router is for internet protection. The firewall in your PC is to:

a. Protect you from other machines on your network.
b. May alert you to unsolicited outbound traffic.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks
by AidanK / April 11, 2006 9:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Good thing.
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