View Full Version : can i turn off my firewall?

05-11-2005, 10:22 AM
Recently gone out an purchased a router;


Can I turn off my software firewall (Windows Firewall SP2) and use this firewall, without increasing my security risk?

05-11-2005, 10:44 AM
Both should run in conjunction with the other.
I would keep both going :)

You can turn off the software firewall, but you better be sure your hardware firewall is working and configured correctly

05-11-2005, 10:44 AM
Yes, but just as the Windows firewall in "incoming only", so is the NAT feature of the router.

Neither will detect any untoward outward activity from something that you inadvertantly invited in.