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    Wireless Router

    Howdy all. I'm currently running a wireless air card with my laptop, and wanted to know if I can also use a wireless router in order to make use of a hardware firewall between my 'puter and the 'net (yes, I'm also running a software firewall!). Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Wireless Router

    Mike,
    I personally feel that if you already have a software firewall, I wouldn't be going out to buy a wireless router, JUST to have a hardware firewall. If you have the need for a router, fine but not to get whatever advantages two firewalls MAY give you.
    Some may disagree with this but it's OIMHO!
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    Re: Wireless Router

    How is your laptop connecting to the Internet?

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    Re: Wireless Router

    Thanks for the replies. Stuart: Access is by, as my post said, "wireless air card".

    Mike.

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    Re: Wireless Router

    Mike,

    Your "wireless air card" is not sufficient to give you an Internet connection. You need to have a subscription to an ISP, and some kind of wireless hub or router. Most of these devices also include a hardware firewall, which is why I asked the question.

    StuartR

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