Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by kpy, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. kpy

    kpy Guest


    pls can someone advise me on what is the purpose of this service. What is
    the impact\result of turning it off ???

    Thanks & Best Regards

    kpy, Sep 28, 2005
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  2. kpy

    kpy Guest

    pls ignore this, I posted it in the wrong category. However if you have the
    answer, I appreciate very much if you can help.

    Thanks & Best Regards

    kpy, Sep 28, 2005
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  3. it controls simply what it says, the windows firewall which protects your
    pc..and the ability to share your network connection to the internet amongst
    other computers in your lan.

    Turning it off wont hurt anything but if you have the wish to use the
    firewall to protect you it will hurt that ability
    Turbo [COOL1], Sep 28, 2005
  4. The Windows Firewall is not recommended as your primary firewall as it only
    blocks suspicious inbound connections. You're better off with a third party
    firewall like Zone Alarm which blocks both inbound and outbound connections.
    Darth Invidious, Sep 29, 2005
  5. kpy

    RoadRunnah Guest

    If you use a hardware firewall, your computer dont need a softwar

    My firewall is build-in in my Dlink DI-604, and my software firewall i
    the Worm protector in Norton Antivirus 2005. So the Windows firewal
    isnt necessary.

    Before, i used Norton Internet Security 2005, but after the change, m
    system running more stability and safe.

    My system is Windows Media Center 2005

    RoadRunnah, Sep 29, 2005
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