TEAM CANADA!!! (Firewall)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zatrix, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. zatrix

    zatrix Guest

    I was wondering if anybody knows anything about the XP firewall?! I'm wondering if it works or not....if i should bother getting a real firewall!?

    Thanx
     
  2. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla OSNN Addict

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    I haven't used the XP built in firewall but from what I have picked up on this site is that it does work reasonably well. Personally, I have just purchased & installed Norton Internet Security which includes Personal Firewall. I haven't used the Internet too much since I installed it (and I am online at work at the moment) but it is doing it's job. I have had a couple of attempts to access a port and it has blocked it. Be interesting to see what other people think
     
  3. zatrix

    zatrix Guest

    Thanx:D
     
  4. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    if you are running a home network, does there need to be firewall protection on all systems or only the one connected directly to the internet?
     
  5. Alliedsvcs

    Alliedsvcs Guest

    If you're running you network via a router (which you probably are), then check your router's documentation since most include some sort of firewall protection. If you have an older router, check the vendors website for a firmware update that includes the firewall since most major vendors added this option with the rise in home networking over the past few months.
     
  6. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    actually, the network is setup from the main pc to one other via a crossover cable.
     
  7. Alliedsvcs

    Alliedsvcs Guest

    Then, I believe with Internet Connection sharing, only the pc directly connected to the internet needs the firewall protection. But enabling it on both systems won't affect performance at all and is just an extra layer or protection.
     
  8. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    ok, thanks