Firewalls that don't kill internet speed

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  1. phillip559

    phillip559 Registered Member

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    I recently installed a D Link EBR 2310 router.

    I followed advice on this site in regards to firewalls and tried Online Armor. I must say that I do like it a lot but it horribly kills my internet speed.

    I was getting around 300 to 400 KiloBytes Download on Avg with just the XP firewall and when using the online armor firewall I get around 100 KB if I'm lucky. I went back to using the Windows firewall for now and still use online armor for its program guard qualities with the firewall turned off.

    Question: Are there good two ways firewalls that don't dramatically slash internet speed like this? Could it be the firewall such as the SPI in my router causing some of this also?

    Thanks
     
  2. WSFuser

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    You could try Kerio 2.1.5, LooknStop, Jetico, or maybe Sygate.
     
  3. wat0114

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    That model router seems only to have basic NAT but no SPI or otherwise. You could check the OA logs for clues to the slowdowns, such as blocked connections, or post your issue in the Online Armor forum.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I can vouch for Windows firewall and Sygate. ZoneAlarm used to be light around version 6 or so, I can't say what goes on today.
    Mrk
     
  5. Wordward

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    PC Tools Firewall ran well for me and didn't seem to slow down Firefox when I used it, but that was two or three versions ago. Can't imagine it hasn't improved even more though.
     
  6. Dieselman

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    Zone Alarm does not cause any internet slow down for me at all. I have tried Comodo,OA, and Outpost all of which slow down the internet. I agree with you about Online Armor. Did you notice the " My websites" tab which tracks all the sites you have been at? I don't need that feature.
     
  7. adeloga

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    Comodo v3 is fast and the latest Outpost 6 2225... without the antispy feature on. I'm using it right now and it's very fast for me.

    The former Tiny firewall has very fast engine, but it's a bit difficult...

    Try a few one, thats the best solution!!!

    Cheers
     
  8. MikeNash

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    That's been sorted in the recent betas - so I hope you're talking about a problem with the release version :(
     
  9. MikeNash

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    Not everyone does - there's the option to turn the web shield off, should you desire to do so.
     
  10. phillip559

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    I tried the beta but I accidentally got the version without the firewall.

    When will the official release come out?

    Exactly how much will internet speeds by improved by?
     
  11. MikeNash

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    In our testing with torrent files, it is not possible to subjectively detect a speed difference with OA installed or not.

    We are working on some final annoyances and I am expecting that we will have a release within the next 7-10 days.
     
  12. Dieselman

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    A final release or just another beta?
     
  13. MikeNash

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    Since I responded to the question "official release" - you can assume that this will be not a beta.
     
  14. Dieselman

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    Awesome thanks Mike. I think its great that you get involved ~snip~
     
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    Bubba Updates Team

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    a couple posts removed. The discussion is the thread title not who does or does not involve themselves at our site.
     
  16. subset

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    When it comes to upload- and download-speeds and firewalls it seems to be a little like roulette.
    I had never any problems with KIS, OA or Sygate, always reached my bandwidth limit.
    However this does not mean, that f. e. KIS does not affect your bandwidths.
    It's best to test it out with the servers of your ISP by yourself.

    Cheers
     
  17. Fuzzfas

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    I have tried:

    -Kerio 2
    -Kerio 4
    -Comodo 3
    -Outpost 1
    -Filseclab
    -Netveda
    -Netpeeker
    -Ghostwall
    -McAfee
    -Sygate free
    -Winpooch with outbound traffic control
    -Webroot firewall
    -DSA
    -Online Armor free
    -SSM's Pro outbound filter.
    -IP Tables
    -Pro Security outbound filter
    -Look N Stop
    -8 Signs Firewall
    -CHX-I

    I can honestly say, that Zone Alarm beats them all in internet speed.
     
  18. tisungho

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    I couldn't agree with u more! ZA really rocks! It doesn't slow down my internet speed at all, but it does slow down my windows startup speed :D
     
  19. Fuzzfas

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    Only apparently! Please refer to the excellent explanation that Dieselman gave here (post #14):

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=197039
     
  20. Dieselman

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    ZA fan club above. It was great until version 5. On my machine it holds the record for the most memory used by any firewall. Anyone who installed version 7 a year ago was lucky if they did not have to reformat.
     
  22. LoneWolf

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    Well LNS here does not slow my connection down a bit.

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    A very light Firewall indeed. :D
     
  23. Dieselman

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    I tried LnS but didnt feel safe. But its a good firewall.
     
  24. Nebulus

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    It's kind of strange to say that you installed a good firewall , but you didn't feel safe :blink:
     
  25. Dieselman

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    Yes ...........good doesnt mean protection wise. Its has a nice GUI but it didnt seem like it protected me as good as others.
     
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