Absolute Beginner's Guide to Personal Firewalls (Absolute by Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

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By Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

Absolutely the Beginner's advisor to non-public Firewalls is designed to supply simplified, but thorough firewall details at the such a lot known own firewall software program functions to be had for the non professional firewall patron. furthermore, it deals details and hyperlinks to sites to help you try out your safeguard after your individual firewall is put in.

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3. A list of cable providers is displayed. 7. 7 The wizard provides configuration for a number of major ISPs, including an option to support IPSs not listed there. 4. The wizard performs a system check to verify that your computer has the appropriate hardware to support the connection. Verify the results before continuing. 5. Next, you will see several dialog boxes that present detailed instructions for physically installing the modem. Verify that you have already performed these steps or complete them now.

They represent the newer technology and have greater throughput, meaning that they are capable of handling more data faster. Check your computer’s documentation to determine which type of CHAPTER 2 HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTIONS EQUAL INCREASED VULNERABILITY 35 expansion slots you have available and be sure to purchase a NIC that matches one of your open slot types. Note Computer manufacturers have very rigid warrantees that prohibit the installation of peripheral devices such as NICs by people other than trained and certified technicians.

The assignment of IP addresses is transparent to most users because most ISPs use a protocol known as DHCP or the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP automatically assigns an IP address to your computer every time you power on your cable- or DSL-connected computer. If you are using a dial-up connection, your IP address is assigned every time you establish a dial-up connection. How ISPs Use MAC Addresses Likewise, the MAC address need not cause you any concern either, unless you plan to share your Internet connection with other computers on a small home network.

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