Posted 07 August 2005 - 06:20 PM
Thanks in advance-
Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:35 PM
Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:02 AM
I appreciate your reply! I, too, have what I believe to be a good array of "software
defenses", but would like to add a hardware firewall as well.
May I ask what type/model of router you have? There are many to choose from, and I'm thinking that there may be one or two favored by those who use them.
Again, thanks for the response-
Posted 10 August 2005 - 07:51 PM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 09:38 AM
Once again, thanks for the info. I will check out those brands, especially with the WPA authentication. Wonder if I should get wireless since I am anticipating a wireless home network sometime in the near future? That is probably what I will do.
Appreciate your input!
All the best-
Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:24 AM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 01:11 PM
Thanks for your reply. I am obviously inexperienced with routers/firewalls, but I was under the impression that it was typical for a router to have a built in firewall? Still in the process of figuring out what's best for me.
Again--I appreciate your response.
Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:37 PM
Posted 17 August 2005 - 02:44 PM
So using a hardware firewall in concert with a software firewall (to prevent any "nasties" from phoning home to the mothership) should provide pretty good protection!
Thanks again for your comments-
Posted 17 August 2005 - 08:36 PM
Posted 15 September 2005 - 04:48 AM
I'm no expert, but I believe that most routers that come out now are indeed hardware firewalls usung "SPI" protection. Like Gooberpooh said, these hardware firewalls prevent incoming attacks very well, but DO allow programs you run to "phone out" if your careful!
Actually wreck, cheap SOHO routers have NAT. This is kind of like Stateful packet inspection. But the term SPI itself is somewhat disputed and it seems there are many different levels of it.....