Belkin F5D modem/wireless router vs Mcafee personal firewall plus?

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Subject: Belkin F5D modem/wireless router vs Mcafee personal firewall plus?
Posted by:  Neil (neil.soane@n0_spam.dsl.pipex.com)
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004

Hi,

I have a quick question for you all.

I used to have my broadband connection behind McAfee Personal Firewall plus
which seemed to work well and had the extra level of security with the
application authorisation process etc.

I have moved over to using the Belkin ADSL modem/wireless router which has a
hardware firewall built in.

The questions I'd like answered are:

1) Which is better, the hardware wall that doesn't allow application
approval/rejection
2) The constantly updated software 'wall'
3) Both?

Belkin (obviously) say use the built-in firewall and uninstall Mcafee
however I'm not 100% convinced of this approach. Surely a regularly updated
software approach has to be better than the built in hardware variant? Or
should I just reinstall Mcafee and have both run simultaneously?

Any guidance or help would be appreciated

Regards

Neil

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