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Can anyone explain to me in a bit more detail what the above is and what id need one for does anyone no if the BT Voyager 2500v has a hardware firewall built in Read More
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Can anyone explain to me in a bit more detail what the above is and what id need one for

does anyone no if the BT Voyager 2500v has a hardware firewall built in
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
You have not made it clear if you understand what a firewall is (hardware or software) or if you want to know only about a hardware firewall and how it may differ from a software firewall.

There is a good overview of firewalls here

http://www.evaluateit.co.uk/small_business/firewalls.html

Even if your router does have a hardware firewall built in that is not enough and you should still have a software firewall on each PC.

I use Zone Alarm which is free for home use. Download from here (on the right of the web page)

http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp
#2
Overview of the router here

http://www.voyager.bt.com/voice_over_ip_devices/voyager_2500v/product_info.htm

The page above says:

"Full router functions such as DHCP, NAT, PPPoA/PPPoE and stateful firewall".
#3
vixygwim
Software firewalls have a huge weakness in that they can be disabled, flip the switch.. no more firewall. (by this I mean, if you get infected with some virus... chances are it'll start disabling any protection currently running)

Same can't be said for hardware.


You mean if you get a router with a firewall you can't turn it off even if you have problems with it?
#4
thanks for the reply's i geuss i didnt really make it clear what i wanted/needed to no, the software firewall i no about (avg etc) but ive been told the hardware firewall is the best way to go and i wanted to no if my router had a firewall built in and if so how i set it up etc or if anyone new of a decent router i could buy
#5
Most routers come with firewalls now a days, would be hard to find one with out one. Try and avoid the BT routers they are full of un patched easy to exploit vulnerablitys.
#6
Dub1
thanks for the reply's i geuss i didnt really make it clear what i wanted/needed to no, the software firewall i no about (avg etc)


AVG is best known for its anti virus NOT its firewall.

If you have the AVG free edition it dos NOT include a firewall.

Their Internet Security Suite does include a firewall but you have to pay for that.

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