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i'm working on upgrading my network from 10mb half-duplex to 100mb full-duplex.

I've got a spare computer and a spare network port.

I want to set this computer up as a firewall to protect my network of 6 computers from outside intrusions.

I'm thinking about running the internet connection thru the computer and then distribute it to the network. The program i want to use is comodo firewall. Will it do a sufficient job of blocking unwanted crap from entering my network?


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No. Here's why.

In reply to: netscanner

There are other intrusions that fly right by a firewall and infect the machines. Look up "drive by downloaders" as an example. This is why we install protection on each machine.

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i've got that

In reply to: No. Here's why.

i have AV on all the computers, but i want one more layer of defense for my computers.

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Then the usual firewall on each as well.

In reply to: i've got that

There were some flirtations with "single point of defense" a few years (decades?) back but today the threats are such that we need full shielding on each Windows PC.

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