Will I Need a Software Firewall?

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This week I will be getting  768/128 dsl and will be using a Zoom X5
modem/router with NAT and NAPT capability.

My main box is running Win XP and a Win ME box is on a LAN.  I will
eventually add a wireless access port.

Apparently I can have both machines on the internet simultanously in the
NAPT mode.  This supposedly gives "good" firewall protection.

Would a software firewall give me any increased security or is it redundant?

Thank you.

Mike




Re: Will I Need a Software Firewall?


highlinex@yahoo.com (JB) wrote in

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If nothing else, a software firewall can prevent applications running
on your PC from initiating outbound network connections without you
knowing about it.

--
Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | bert@iphouse.com

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Use the one built-into XP, if anything.

-Frank

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I was under the impression the XP firewall does not block outbound
transmissions so am more inclined to go for a third-party FW.

Thanks for your input.





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You're welcome. Have fun.

-Frank



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