Firewall & Linksys WRT54G Router

  Ollyolly 12:47 06 Feb 06

I already have the free version of Zone Alarm installed on my WinXP SP2 PC.
I've just bought a Linksys WRT54G Router which I notice has a firewall within it.
Will the two firewalls conflict with each other?
Should I uninstall the Zone Alarm firewall before connecting the router?

  Strawballs 12:56 06 Feb 06

No shouldn't the one in the router is hardware and zone alarn software, I have the same router and McAfee firewall with no problem.

  Strawballs 13:00 06 Feb 06

you will need both because the router will only stop unautherised incoming but zonealarm will stop any programs accessing the net without your knowledge

  Ollyolly 13:35 06 Feb 06

Thanks for the quick replies.
I thought it was best to get a second opinion just to make sure.

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