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    Firewall

    I need to get a new firewall. What is a good one that wont slow my computer and internet down? I am willing to pay for a good one but dont want to pay crazy prices. Thanks.


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    Re: Firewall

    You do not have one built into your router? I would suggest a hardware firewall over a software one.



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    Re: Firewall

    You really don't need a software "firewall" these days if you're going through a router at home.



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    Re: Firewall

    yeah windows firewall is more than enough to protect pretty much all home users.



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    Re: Firewall

    I'm a fan of the Cisco ASA series, but checkpoint makes some good stuff too


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    Re: Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I need to get a new firewall. What is a good one that wont slow my computer and internet down? I am willing to pay for a good one but dont want to pay crazy prices. Thanks.
    lots of good posts already... but more information is needed.. what is the firewall going to be used for? Home? Business? VPN?


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    Re: Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    You really don't need a software "firewall" these days if you're going through a router at home.
    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    You do not have one built into your router? I would suggest a hardware firewall over a software one.
    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    lots of good posts already... but more information is needed.. what is the firewall going to be used for? Home? Business? VPN?
    This- If you're doing standard stuff at home, your router should have a good one.


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    Re: Firewall

    We have a Qwest DSL modem at home that has wireless. Will this also classify as a "router" and provide hardware firewall protection?



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    Re: Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCy View Post
    We have a Qwest DSL modem at home that has wireless. Will this also classify as a "router" and provide hardware firewall protection?
    More than likely yes... as it is a modem/router in one unit.

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    Re: Firewall

    Thanks for the help. It is for a in home office to answer that question.


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    Re: Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Thanks for the help. It is for a in home office to answer that question.

    Linksys makes some solid firewall/routers for small business and home use. If you want something more configurable and higher quality, you can get a sonicwall tz-180 for less than 300.00. But my guess is that you probably dont need that much heft. They are pretty reliable though.



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