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#1 chillbill

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:52 AM

For added firewall protection, I'm thinking I need a router in place, but wanted to ask for opinions here ... my wired set-up is as follows:

Cablevision cable running into Cablevision DSL modem. Wired connection output running from modem straight into Dell Desktop PC network port. My parents are running one of the Symmantec's firewall software programs. But, I'm wondering if I need to get a Linksys rounter in-between the modem and my parents desktop for an added layer of firewall protection as I'm not sure what (if any) is within the Cablevision modem itself. Before I move to the PC software side-of-the-house, I want to make sure I have the proper harware configuration setup. Thoughts/comments??? Thanks!

#2 Indrid_Cold

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 11:11 AM

Great question chillbill and well worth the read.

Whether or not you have a home network of two or more computers, putting a router between your computer and your broadband modem has some definite advantages. Even a single computer is safer with a router connection.

http://www.spcug.org...iews/bl0408.htm
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