alcatel speedtouch 150

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Doom, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Doom

    Doom OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi there I've just got myself an alcatel speedtouch 510 router with built in firewall. I have a couple of questions. Can I network 2 pc's through a router and is the hardware firewall enough or do I need a software one too?

    Thank's folks
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    if it's a 4-port router, then you can link upto 4 pc's to the internet and LAN.
    the firewall will protect the network from intrusion, but that doesn't mean that it will stop worms and virii from infecting your pc's though - that's the job of anti-virus softwares.
     
  3. Doom

    Doom OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok thank's bud. At least I can get rid of zone alarm now.
     
  4. dpr

    dpr NTFS Junkie

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    I would still use a software firewall as well. Before you uninstall your firewall disable it and run the security test here https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2 with their "All Service Ports" test Stealth is the best result. I am useing the same router as you and Norton Personal Firewall as well and all my ports ect are stealthed. Have a read there to find out full explination ect
     
  5. Doom

    Doom OSNN Senior Addict

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    No I havent read it. What's the point in having a software one 2? With the one in the router everything is stealthed just the same as a software one would be.
     
  6. Doom

    Doom OSNN Senior Addict

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    What do you mean by NAT?