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    dakota Guest

    Default Compatibility

    Would there be a problem with using a modem with firewall, router with firewall and zone alarm all at the same time? The modem is a ZyXEL Prestige 660 Series, the Router is a Linksys WRT54G. Would they have a conflict with each other?

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

  2. #2
    flyyourway Guest

    Default Re: Compatibility

    NO , you shouldn't have no type of conflicts with a router (hardware firewall) and the ZoneAlarm (software firewall).

  3. #3
    dakota Guest

    Default Re: Compatibility

    I do know that, but what about the 2 hardware firewalls running at the same time?

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    flyyourway Guest

    Default Re: Compatibility

    NO again.I run a Modem with a nat type firewall and then run thru 2 routers which each have a built in Hardware firewall and never see any conflicts.

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    dakota Guest

    Default Re: Compatibility

    Okay, guess I will not worry about it.

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    Default Re: Compatibility

    The hardware firewalls all do the same thing - protect you against unsolicited inbound traffic. Becuase they do this sequentially there is no conflict. ZA provides a software firewall which protects against inbound traffic at your computer and outbound s well.

    Hence, there is no conflict between any of the firewalls. You will get conflict if you run 2 software firewalls so that's one thing you should never do.

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    dakota Guest

    Default Re: Compatibility

    Well, for what it is worth, I bridged the firewall in the modem and I am now in Stealth mode.

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