Wireless. Will I need a software firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by The Hammer, May 15, 2010.

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  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    If I have a wireless router, will I need a software firewall assuming the security protocols provided by the router (encryption etc.) are enacted?
     
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    There is no specific link between the two (wireless encryption and software firewalls). The WIFI router will come with a PSI firewall that only cover the inbound (unsolicited inbound connections) and you can install a software firewall to control the outbound (unsolicited outbound connections).

    Encryption will protect your internet connection (and LAN) from unauthorized access by other users around you (neighborhood).
     
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