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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by skyman, Dec 17, 2001.

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  1. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    Cable internet access has just become available to me and I have a question concerning firewalls.

    I know that with direct access you need a good firewall and I currently have the free version of Zone Alarm.

    Is Black Ice better or is there a better firewall out there for those who have direct access to the web, not dial up?

    Thanks for your advice......

    skyman
     
  2. angel

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    Zone Alarm will be just fine (actually, better) than any you might pay for.
     
  3. SavvyLady

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    No black ice is not better... stay with Zone Alarm... it puts you in stealth mode if configured properly.


    Savvy :)
     
  4. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    Thanks a lot for your advice.

    skyman......
     
  5. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    Another question....

    I have reservations about the cable company I am about to sign up with for cable internet access and I would like it if anyone can tell me about any pitfalls or problems I might look out for when getting on cable internet.

    The network is Comcast and I have them for my TV cable service and they aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    skyman
     
  6. angel

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    I can't, personally, offer any info since I've never had cable (prefer DSL), but you might want to checkout the reviews (about the company in general) listed <a href="http://www.dslreports.com/comments/1579">here</a> on Comcast. (Who knew DSLReports listed cable ISP's?! huh!)
     
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