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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

03:18:01 +0100 typed in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general  the
following:
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    Okay, that helps.

    Now if I could just get the modem to be initialised, I could move
on to the next problem.
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pyotr filipivich
Just when you think you see the light at the end of the tunnel,
you find out it's a 900lb gorilla with a flashlight!!

Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

pyotr filipivich wrote:
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Cant help you there, mine came with an install CD from
my provider.

Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

23:36:35 +0100 typed in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general  the
following:
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    The modem was all setup - the problem seems to be that my ISP
decided that I really meant "February" when I said "January".
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pyotr filipivich
Just when you think you see the light at the end of the tunnel,
you find out it's a 900lb gorilla with a flashlight!!

Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

"pyotr filipivich" asked:
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    And... not to be ignored - How much do they cost?

*TimDaniels*



Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:19:40 -0800, "Timothy Daniels"
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You can get a decent nat router under $100.

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/explain/about-NAT.asp

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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On 30/12/2010 05:30, Big Steel wrote:
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As it says on the link you gave, NAT in itself is not part of the
firewall.  But in practice, almost all NAT routers will also have basic
firewalling functionality and to a large extent will give you a one-way
gate.  All traffic from the LAN side is allowed out, but traffic from
the WAN side is only allowed in if it is a reply.  You can't assume
perfect protection - there are ways to "fool" typical home NAT router
firewall devices.  But you are a huge step forward in security.

If you are looking to buy such a device, but don't know anything about
them, then you are aiming for something with an Ethernet socket labelled
"Internet" or "WAN", and a set of typically four Ethernet sockets
labelled "LAN".



Re: What's a hardware firewall? was W iFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:13:53 +0100, David Brown
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basic
one-way
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from
router


about
labelled

I own a Watchguard FW appliance that has been setting in storage
since 2005, along with a desktop computer that has Linux.

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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

Big Steel wrote:

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I own a Billion NAT  FW and router, and a desktop computer running
linux, that have been in constant use since I bought them.

Re: What's a hardware firewall? was W iFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:51:51 +0000, The Natural Philosopher


<snipped I didn't read it.>

See ya I wouldn't want to be ya.

Bye.....

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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

Big Steel wrote:
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then why on earth did you feel the need to respond to it.

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All that, without reading what was written?

Gosh.

So it must have been just my name that you objected to?


Still, you are right, you wouldn't want to be me.

It required things like intelligence and hard work, and intellectual
integrity.

Qualities you obviusly lack.


Re: What's a hardware firewall? was W iFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:00:17 +0000, The Natural Philosopher

<snipped your worthless babble not read>

<natural yawn>

It's a natural see ya I wouldn't want to be ya.

Naturally, it's goodbye.

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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:13:02 -0800, pyotr filipivich
2010
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windows
It is



The dialup with your computer on it has the same potential to be
compromised like the computer would have if it was on BB or DSL.

There is nothing special about dialup in that regard.

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A hardware firewall runs on its on standalone device and acts as a
barrier between your machine and the Internet. It is less vulnerable
to attack in that regard. Your machine sitting behind the hardware fw
cannot be seen easily or probed.


A router provides that barrier.

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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On 30/12/2010 03:37, Big Steel wrote:
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You are of course correct /in theory/ - but in practice, dialup gives
you a little extra protection.  The bandwidth is so low that attackers
will generally give up quickly and move on to other targets - it would
simply take too long to break into the machine, and it would be
worthless anyway (how many spams could a zombie PC send out over dial up?).


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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

pyotr filipivich wrote:
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   What is it, how
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Can be as simple as a router device with Stateful Packet Inspection or
as complicated as a dedicated computer running a software firewall
application. The "hardware" refers to the fact that it is not software
running on the resource it hopes to protect, but running on some *other*
hardware platform 'between' the protected resource and the perhaps
hostile environment.

Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On 30/12/2010 02:13, pyotr filipivich wrote:
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One thing to check is that your DSL modem may already contain a NAT
router and a simple firewall.  Check the IP address on your computer -
if it begins with 192.168, or 10., then you are already behind a NAT router.

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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

pyotr filipivich wrote:
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Its a software firewall in a dedicated box :-)

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Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

On 30/12/2010 10:18, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
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It also has to be running a suitable OS before it can be called a
"hardware firewall".  That means either a dedicated embedded OS (vxworks
is popular for small hardware firewalls, and companies like Cisco have
their own), or a *nix OS (Linux, BSD, etc.).

You can put windows in its own box and enable network sharing, but that
won't make it a hardware firewall!


Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

09:18:29 +0000 typed in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general  the
following:
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    And it works "automagically"  B-)
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pyotr filipivich
Just when you think you see the light at the end of the tunnel,
you find out it's a 900lb gorilla with a flashlight!!

Re: What's a hardware firewall? was WiFi security issues? Newbie ? for W7

FEE  FO  FI  FUM.........Do I smell a Troll


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