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By circusboy01
Apr 5, 2011
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  1. Iv'e read that Routers have their own Firewalls.So you don't need to install one on your PC. Is this always the case? Or,do some routers not have a firewall?
    If your router does have a firewall,is it O.K. to download one on your computer anyway? Or would two of them cause problems?
    How do you know if your router does have a firewall ? Thanks for any info CB
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    The Differences and Features of Hardware and Software Firewalls

    Good protection is a hardware firewall (in the router)) plus installing a software firewall to run on each computer. You don't want to have more then one software firewall running on a computer

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    Check your router manual to see what firewall functions it provides.
  3. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    So running a firewall on my computer is a good idea,no matter how you look at it.
    If my Router has a firewall,I'm doubly protected.If it doesn't,at least I'm protected by my computer firewall. Thanks CB

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