Router: can I disable the firewall?.

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Hi, I have just bought Netgear DG834GT. I'd like to disable the router
firewall and to install Outpost firewall. I know well Outpost and I'd
like to use it.
Can you tell me if the router will have problems without its firewall?
Thanks

Re: Router: can I disable the firewall?.


| Hi, I have just bought Netgear DG834GT. I'd like to disable the router
| firewall and to install Outpost firewall. I know well Outpost and I'd
| like to use it.
| Can you tell me if the router will have problems without its firewall?
| Thanks

Use both !

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Re: Router: can I disable the firewall?.

Use both. The only way to disable a router firewall wound be to not use it
or open all the ports but why would anyone want to do such a thing.

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Re: Router: can I disable the firewall?.

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I assume you are talking about a NAT router when you say router. Because of the
Network Address Translation, NAT routers inherantly perform the function of
blocking all requests originating from an outside IP address (it simply does
not know where to send it to on the inside network). Most NAT routers have a
DMZ setting in which you can direct all those requests to a specific IP, but
using this is not recommended. Nothing is as reliable as an independent
hardware device that performs only one function. Because of the complexity of
the software, multi purpose computers are more subject to failure and attack.
Use of a software firewall in preference to a NAT router would be a foolish
move indeed.

J.A. Coutts


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