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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Feb-11 13:49:58
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Re: Free Routers Important?


[re: yarwell] [link to this post]
 
confused What harm can it do?

Perhaps you really meant that modem is less secure cuz it has no Firewall (rather than NAT). That would make sense.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 07-Feb-11 15:47:54
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Re: Free Routers Important?


[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
if you have no NAT and no firewall then any open port is accessible from the net. NAT in affect is a firewall as it needs rules to forward packets to the PC. So NAT will add security in a setup where there is either no or an inadequate inbound firewall in place.
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