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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Mlum, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. Mlum

    Mlum Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2003
    My computer is hookup to a Linksys WRT54G router. Do I need to use a firewall like Zonealarm for protection or the firewall from the router is good enough?
  2. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    Yes you need a software firewall also.

    Go here and run the ShieldsUP!! test. You want a perfect "TruStealth" rating so you need to Stealth on all ports.

  3. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    If the router uses NAT addressing, then you should get a full stealth rating without a software firewall, but thats not the issue.

    The router with NAT will only stop incoming nasties, if they are invited in or already existing, it will not prevent outgoing traffic. A software firewall will alert you to this happening however.
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