Home network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    I am about to set up a home network. What i need to know is - I have NIS installed on my main machine which has the internet connection, my second machine does not have it installed, if the second machine uses my internet connection does my firewall and anti virus work for anything downloaded ETC.or do i have to install it on the second machine???
     
  2. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    You would need anti virus on the second pc but your firewall should protect your second computer.
     
  3. Enyo

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    You will need security software installed on the second computer to.

    Your firewall on the host computer will let anything from the client out, so its a nice idea to have a firewall on the client to.

    The firewall on the host will stop inbound attacks.
     
  4. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    Much appreciated for the quick reply,cheers again.