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OUESTION: ZoneAlarmŽ Secure Wireless Router Z100G
My Brother who works for ADT ^ | July 27, 2008 | Yosemitest

Posted on 07/27/2008 6:00:19 PM PDT by Yosemitest

What do you think of this router, printer server, and firewall?

I need a wireless router for a laptop with DSL service, 2 old printers, and a portable printer (USB)?



TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Focus Software
KEYWORDS: firewall; printerserver; router; tech
Okay y'all ... I'm listening.
1 posted on 07/27/2008 6:00:20 PM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

I ran ZoneAlarm software firewalls for years and came to hate them because they were so hard to get rid of. I’ve had no experience with their hardware. Belkin is IMHO a low-end product.

I loathe Netgear.

I’ve had good service from Buffalo. I currently have 4 TeraStations, a router, an AirStation wireless-to-ethernet bridge, etc., and have never had a single failure.

I’m also a big fan of SMC networking products.

Prolly no help to you, but there’s .02 worth...

MM


2 posted on 07/27/2008 6:07:05 PM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: Yosemitest
As far as a router/firewall/wireless access poiunt, just about any make will be decent. My opinion is that Linksys are the best.

However, when looking at a printer server be very careful to do your homework and get very specific information that says it WILL work with the brand(s) and model(s) of printer you plan to use.

If the literature and specs of the server do not specifically name your brand/model of printer, DO NOT assume that it will work. Likely, it will not.

I speak from experience. Caveat emptor.

3 posted on 07/27/2008 6:08:47 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: Yosemitest

Oh yeah...one other thing....as far as regular old wired routers go...get an SMC. They rock.


4 posted on 07/27/2008 6:09:58 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: Yosemitest
I've heard from friends the Zone Alarm routers are good. I've had good customer service from Linksys. With a wireless router, make sure you have good support (unless you are a PC Tech and can go it alone). I'm an IS guy, but when it comes to debugging routers I have to call for help.
5 posted on 07/27/2008 6:23:55 PM PDT by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I'm checking out SMC Barricade g Wireless Broadband Router (SMCWBR14-G)now.

My interest is in the ZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z110G.

6 posted on 07/27/2008 6:31:45 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

I’d like to get rid of Symantec products on my machines. What is the best free/cheap replacement?


7 posted on 07/27/2008 6:33:56 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: gitmo
I'm not very good at debugging, either.
I'll spend 3 days reading a book or the help menu ... to solve a $50.00 service call.
I guess my time is economical.
8 posted on 07/27/2008 6:34:42 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

I actually have some experience with the Belkin and the ZoneAlarm wireless routers. The Belkin is pretty solid with a wide range. The ZoneAlarm router is more secure, so setting it up has a little bit of a learning curve to do it right. Also, some of the features of the ZoneAlarm router require a subscription that will cost you $$$$. I set up the ZoneAlarm router for my brother-in-law and he found it annoying because when you actually make it secure, it locks so much stuff down that there are things you can’t get to or do on the internet without lowering the security features a bit.


9 posted on 07/27/2008 6:36:28 PM PDT by Spiff
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To: Royal Wulff
"I sort`ta like Norton, but they're not as good in 2008 as they were in 2005.

Take a look at Spyware Terminator (freeware)

or try MajorGeeks.com site for Spyware Terminator.

10 posted on 07/27/2008 6:58:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Royal Wulff

Go to downloads.com and get AVG. It’s free and effective. As far as spyware, I’m using both “SpyBot - Search and Destroy” and Ad-Aware. Both are free, and I’ll keep using them until I find a good replacement (or two). What’s weird is that both are current with updates and SpyBot has for the last 6 or 7 scans ended with “No threats found,” while Ad-Aware continually finds anywhere from 50 - 100 threats. I don’t know yet whether SpyBot is dropping the ball or Ad-Aware is making all that stuff up.


11 posted on 07/27/2008 7:26:11 PM PDT by Marauder (Damn the Bolsheviks to hell.)
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To: Marauder

Are you sure you have you SpyBot Search and Destroy configured to prevent persistant cookies from loading? Betcha almost all those 50-100 issues Ad Aware detects are cookies.


12 posted on 07/27/2008 7:50:44 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: Yosemitest

leo laporte today was saying

don’t use zone alarm

if you have a router.


13 posted on 07/27/2008 8:05:48 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: 2harddrive
I might suggest SpywareBlaster 4.1
and Advanced WindowsCare v2 Personal 2.8.

Advanced WindowsCare v2 Personal 2.8 is a good system cleaner for Windows bad habit of getting out of line.

14 posted on 07/27/2008 8:06:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

The Zonealarm system will provide extra security at a price, but unless you have very naive users (young kids?) who click on any link they see, it won’t provide much more protection than a good router and anti-virus software.

It’s more substantial negative is the proprietary Super-G Wifi system. Unless you have Super-G cards (atheros chipset, primarily in Netgear and D-Link cards) the router will run at standard 54mbps speeds.

I would recommend getting a Wifi-N router. Any new laptop will include a Wireless-N card, so it makes sense to get an N router even though the speed boost isn’t quite all the way to 300mpbs. N also features greater range, so you will see an improvement even with a standard G card.

I have the Belkin N1 router and have been very happy with it. You really want to avoid the Pre-N routers now that the final draft standard has been approved. You want to look for a router that supports the “Draft 2.0” specification, which is the final spec.


15 posted on 07/27/2008 8:23:17 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Yosemitest

I’m using that exact SMC router (bridged with a second one to extend coverage on my property). They are very good.


16 posted on 07/27/2008 8:49:49 PM PDT by Imperialist
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To: MediaMole
My Laptop is 2001 technology. My 802.11 is either b or g .

My brother to me to check out an SMC 7004AWBR Barricade Wireless Broadband Router because of the connections.

He said it's hard to find one of these for sale because of their age(2001).
17 posted on 07/27/2008 9:12:20 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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I have had good luck with belkins. If you want to have more flexibility look in to routers that support this dd-wrt firmware update. I had tried it on one of my belkins but it wasnt really supported, it did load and had lots of extra options, however wireless didnt work anymore, I probably could have messed around with more but I didnt have time. Turn your 60 dollar router in to a 600 dollar router
18 posted on 07/27/2008 10:20:24 PM PDT by Liberty2007 (Here's Dr. Savage's analysis on the POTUS race"The Afro-Leninist vs The Sarcophogus)
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To: MediaMole
Do you know if this router,
an D-Link DI-724P Wireless 802.11g High-Speed 54Mbps1 Broadband Router w/ Parallel Port Print Server,
is any good?

Also, What do you think of the D-Link DI-724GU Gigabit Office Router?

My printers are old and have parallel serial ports.

19 posted on 07/31/2008 2:39:50 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest
Consider a D-Link DP-G321 Wireless-G Print Server USB 2.0/Parallel Port
with these Connections 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) ¦ 2 x Hi-Speed USB
20 posted on 08/04/2008 2:40:59 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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My OS of choice (given what’s out there) is W2K.

Zonealarm has a bad attitude about W2K.


21 posted on 08/04/2008 2:44:09 AM PDT by djf (Get ready! Buy Cheez Wiz! It goes with anything!)
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