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Old 09-03-2006, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, a question, on my pc I just noticed that I have 2x firewalls, one that's built in on my router [annoying as ****, interferes with my gaming] and zone alarm.

Now, the only way to disable the one on the router, is to use the DMZ feature which puts me outside of the firewall.. a question, am I now prone to hackers and all that, or am I now protected with zone alarm?

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Old 09-03-2006, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have the firewall disabled, Zone Alarm will protect you just as good. The only difference is that you have the option of letting certain IP addresses into your computer.
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i agree with talldude but i wouldn't DMZ anyways just forward the ports that you need rather than open yourself wide open.
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When I open the ports, nothing happens and it's annoying me :S
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you also have to unblock them in ZA as well.
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