Network security

  Ray5776 22:08 23 Nov 05

Hi everyone,
If I set up a home network with the host connected to the broadband, will the client LAN machine be protected by my firewall and antivirus or will it require its own.


  Devil Fish 07:45 24 Nov 05

all machines on the network need antivirus

Firewall depends on how you are connected if it is 2 pcs linked by crossover a firewall on the host machine is required (firewall on the client optional)

If you have a router then chances are it will have a hardware firewall protecting the network.

Some people however like to have a software firewall on machines behind the router to monitor outgoing traffic

hope this is of some help

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