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just connected to cable internet

by badgerwood / February 18, 2005 5:24 AM PST

All I have to say is WOW!. So that's what everyone is talking about. Welcome to the 21st century. I ejoyed the 'net before but this is great!!

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hope you have a firewall going and welcome to
by Mark5019 / February 18, 2005 8:09 AM PST


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Is it enough?
by badgerwood / February 18, 2005 9:15 PM PST

Is the firewall supplied with WIN SP2 enough?

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Nope. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 18, 2005 9:48 PM PST
In reply to: Is it enough?

The XP firewall does not care what tries to "Phone Home".

Visit and download and install the free version of Zone Alarm. It is better all around than the XP fire wall and will monitor outbound requests also.

Welcome to speed!

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Re: just connected to cable internet
by JJ / February 22, 2005 1:05 AM PST

Disable File and Printer sharing.

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