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Old 07-24-2005, 02:22 AM   #1
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Hi

I am just wondering if an adsl router is only necessary if you are running multiple computers...i mean is it worth having for just one computer just for the added protection via the firewall it provides?

i was looking at this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...N100-5042%20RB

is it good?

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Old 07-24-2005, 02:27 AM   #2
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there not worth it for the firewall but for 2 or monre computers it worth it, if your worried about "Attacks" look at this is you have a older extra computer www.smoothwall.org
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:34 AM   #3
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thanks for the link...i have a pc-cillin firewall but i just thought hardware firewalls are better? or is my pc-cillin firewall adequite
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thanks for the link...i have a pc-cillin firewall but i just thought hardware firewalls are better? or is my pc-cillin firewall adequite
Unless you have lots of enemies who know how to hack, the PCcillan will do perfectly, but HARDWARE firewalls dont eat up system resources.
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:01 AM   #5
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and darkblade what do you think of the router (with firewall) on my link...also darkblade you wouldnt happen to have neighbours who could get it for me cheaper lol
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Netgear is pretty good, although I hate them right now because my wireless 108Mbps router system is messed up because of that storm (it was not connected to my UPS nor our houses power purifier... how dumb of me...)
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is there a reason the router in my link is so cheap compared to others?
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is there a reason the router in my link is so cheap compared to others?
No, I wouldn't assume so. I would assume Netgear has a newer model and is phasing that one out, so companies wish to dump them from their inventories.
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hmmmmmm decisions decisions
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Get it. IF you DO have a problem, Netgear is helpful. I jsut had to leave unexpectedly, so I recall them tomorrow.
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