Solved Can i have multiple firewalls on a pc?

May 21, 2012 at 13:27:53
Specs: Windows 7 64BIT, 8 GB
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WINDOWS FIREWALL AND A ROUTER FIREWALL?

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#1
May 21, 2012 at 13:59:42
typing in all caps is considered rude. Might want to google netiquette if you plan on posting on the web.

difference is hardware firewall and software firewall and yes you can have both since both do things slightly differently.

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#2
May 21, 2012 at 14:14:17
thanks for the reply.
I have one more ?
Are hardware and software firewalls supposed to conflict in any way?
ie, program access or download/upload speeds?

A friend of mine says his U-Verse service has a firewall that prevents his Microsoft security essentials virus service from having the OS firewall turned on so why would this occur?


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#3
May 21, 2012 at 14:21:28
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"Are hardware and software firewalls supposed to conflict in any way?"

There is no possible way they can conflict since neither knows about the other.

You would need to ask your friend how they came to this conclusion. Most of us have run both for years with no conflicts.

Heck at work I have two firewalls daisy chained and software firewall engaged on workstations. Pretty well points out your friend came to the wrong conclusion.

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#4
May 21, 2012 at 14:25:09
I turned my router's firewall on and nothing happened so sounds right.
They must be blowing smoke.
thanks again!

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