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renakuajo

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#1
what u recommend?

Tiny Personal Firewall 3.0 or Sygate Personal Firewall??

i have zone alrm pro but is giving me problem to use my network
 
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renakuajo

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#4
i have though of xp built in but the netwoprk that i have the other pc is a w98, and lots of people says that xo is not so good
 
#5
XP's built in firewall should be okay for basic personal use. It lacks advanced features (which you may not even need) and does not block outgoing packets (such as trojan activity).

If you're really paranoid about someone hacking you, a hardware router with a built-in firewall/packet filter is your best bet.

I have a LAN at home, so the router serves both purposes for me.
 
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renakuajo

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#6
u are right netryder and i was thinkin of that for my xp machine but what about for win98????
 
#7
Does the 98 machine have direct access to the internet or is the XP box an ICS host?

If the 98 box connects to the net thru the XP one, you only need to enable the firewall on the XP one, and your 98 box will be protected as well.
 
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renakuajo

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#8
the win98 machine has direct access to the internet

i got this question:

my modem dsl is a zyxel 642me. the modem is the one that get the internet etc my ip never gets reveal, do i need the firewall???
 
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renakuajo

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i'm kind of confused, cause if i got to grc.com and run some of the tests like shields up, it shows an ip adress that is not mine, but it shows what i'm sharing, but if i run the ip agent then it shows my real ip and says that my pc is safe!! i'm confused
 
#10
are you on a lan, if you are on the lan then sometimes the ip agent picks up the lan ip. The one that GRC finds should be the right one though.
 

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