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    I'm not at all sure whether this is a hardware question or a windows question:

    If I'm using a laptop, wireless, and I'm on my home network, then whatever firewall is in place there at the router level applies, yes?

    If I then go "out" until I hit a "hot spot", I have no internet, ergo need no firewall, yes?

    Then, if I go where there IS a "hot-spot", will any "standard" firewall work / apply, or do I need something else?

    I know I can get cards from my cell carrier (Verizon), but then I'm on my cell-time plan, and I surely don't want to be paying that!

    What do I need to do here?

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='766249' date='19-Mar-2009 12:31'][/quote]

    Yes, the router firewall will work. Additionally, you should be running your favorite software firewall as another layer of defense.

    When you are NOT connected there is no reason to run a firewall.

    When you are connected to a hotspot you should be running your favorite software firewall anyway. As long as your as careful you should be OK.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='766261' date='19-Mar-2009 10:53']Yes, the router firewall will work. Additionally, you should be running your favorite software firewall as another layer of defense.

    When you are NOT connected there is no reason to run a firewall.

    When you are connected to a hotspot you should be running your favorite software firewall anyway. As long as your as careful you should be OK.

    Joe[/quote]

    Great. Thanks Joe.

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='766336' date='20-Mar-2009 07:26']Great. Thanks Joe.

    Regards,
    Chuck[/quote]





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