Originally Posted by Istok
I leave my computer connected to the net, and obviously turned on, all day.
I was listening to that tech guy on the radio, Leo Laporte. He said that a router prevents access to your computer. He said you should use one no matter what, even if you do not have a LAN.
Now I was just briefly listening to this and I probably didnt get the whole story.
Does using a router prevent hackers from accessing your computer?
Basically a router stops people from randomly connecting to your computer. Unless you port forward, you have to be the one to open up a connection.
Like the radio guy, I recommend using a router in 100% of situations even if you do not have a LAN.