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Hi,
A couple of months ago, I was in a thread to solve some computer problems. Senior member Raybro was very helpful in solving my problems. In doing so, I installed Sygate Personal Firewall, Spybot, Spyware Blaster, IE-Spyad, and Cookiewall. I already had McAfee virus protection. My computer is operating very well now. Recently, I heard on the radio that if you have a broadband connection to the internet, which I have, you should have a hardware router firewall. Do I need one (I only have one computer), and if so, what do you recommend I get?
Thanks in advance, Larpat
 

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There are many consumer firewalls avail. for the public. From as low as $ 50 inexcess of $500... I suggest stick with Linksys or D-Link which provide enough protection. Of course if you have more then one pc , might wanna get a firewall which has 4 + network ports on the back and if you happen to have a wireless pc , well u need to go with an wireless router/firewall.
Even though it might sound like wearing belts and suspenders , a hardware firewall might prove to be "what the doctor ordered".
HTH
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm assuming that because I have a wired computer I will need a wired router and not a wireless router. Is this correct or can a wireless router be used with a wired computer?
 

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Originally posted by larpat:
Thanks for the info. I'm assuming that because I have a wired computer I will need a wired router and not a wireless router. Is this correct or can a wireless router be used with a wired computer?
If you already have a NIC/LAN card in your computer, you plug in the router to the computer, and the cable/dsl modem into the router.
If you don't have a NIC/LAN in your computer, you have to add one. Wired are cheaper than wireless, and are more secure than wireless.

Example:
computer------router(LAN port) router(WAN port)----broadband modem

Hope this helps
 

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