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Is the Windows firewall necessary if my interent connection comes through my cable modem, then through my DLink router? Doesn't the router act as a firewall? also, I've had connectivity issues across my home network when the Windows firewall is activated.

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I dont think you'll need a software firewall as your dlink router will have a built in firewall in it.

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Some have, some dont.
I still recommend the use of a software firewall. But definitely not the M$ Firewall.
If u are looking for some reasonable products i would suggest either Sygate or Kerio Personal Firewall

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Thanks for your input guys... I do believe the Dlink router has a built in firewall. As for the 3rd party firewall software mentioned... does it, like MS firewall, interfere with network file sharing when it is turned on?

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depends on if you set it up right. Same is true for the Windows Firewall.
all i can say is that i never ran into problems with neither Kerio nor Sygate in regards to Fileshring across a network.

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