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I'm getting Cable Modem (charter pipeline @ 2 megs) next week. I would like to know about any internet precautions or security issues BEFORE i get hooked up.

I download a LOT of music and am wondering how a firewall will work w/ FTP transfers??

Thanks in Advance!

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Most software firewall packages out there have presets to allow connections initiated from the inside (by you) and block connections initiated from outside (someone else trying to connect to your computer). This should be able to cover you.

If you are technically knowledgable with TCP/IP, you can fine tune it to whatever you want.
 

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Get yourself a router, that will be your firewall also. I haven't had good luck with firewall software.

I have Charter also. I hope they are not charging you the $10 access fee if you don't have cable TV with them. If so, get them to drop that charge.
 

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julianfang said:
I download a LOT of music and am wondering how a firewall will work w/ FTP transfers??
Watch out for RIAA :wink:
I download mostly Grateful Dead and other Jam (tapper friendly bands) There is NEVER a problem w/ them cause they know the music is ours when they are done with it :wink:

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I have Charter also. I hope they are not charging you the $10 access fee if you don't have cable TV with them. If so, get them to drop that charge.

I am also getting BASIC cable at $9.90 a month cause i get only two station with a crappy antenna...BTW I asked and it was not a requirement in my area to have any kind of TV cable.

Thanks for the advice!

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I'd recommend getting a router even if you only use one PC...then get another firewall that logs scans, a good antivirus package, and keep all these and your OS updated on a regular basis. That would probably keep you at or above the 98% mark...
 
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