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Thread: Do i need a firewall if i have a router




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    If i have a Router do i still need software firewalls on my computers?

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    it depends on which router you have. More than likely it has a built-in hardware firewall and in that case you would not need software firewalls on the PCs behind the router
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    It depends what you do. If you occasionally plug in other computers to your network, there's always a chance they can spread viruses over your little network (Blaster comes to mind). However, if you don't do this, or you can trust the computers you put on the network, then it's fine.

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    An easy way to tell if your router has a, "built-in" firewall is to look on the box for Nat( Network address translation.)

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    i doubt you have a router that isn't a firewall. they most all do network address translation, which helps hide you from the internet. in that case, no, you don't need software firewall apps. ;)
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