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vikke-viking

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#1 11 years ago

In my house we have this netgear wirless router, i think it got a hardware fire wall. My internett has been runing slow for some time now especelly when I download things like stuff here from filefront.... So is it possible to disable that firewall? Casue I have software firewall on alle the computers in the house...

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marvinmatthew

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#2 11 years ago

Hardware firewalls aren't gonna slow down your connection. If anything, it's more likely that your software firewall is causing the problem.

Have you tried recently running a virus or spyware scan?




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#3 11 years ago

If you're running Windows XP and you haven't turned off the software firewall there that might be your problem. Go to Start => Control Panel => Windows Firewall => click Off (not recommened). That might solve your problem. If that doesn't then run a virus scan, spyware/adware scan, any kind of program that can check your computer. The hardware firewall can possibly be your problem. Im not sure how to turn it off.




vikke-viking

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#4 11 years ago

The windows firewall is of. Alright let try and explain this. My internett come out from the place were my TV cable come out. From there it goes to a modem, from that modem to the wirless modem. And from there with a cable to my computer. Now the thing is that when I dont use the wireless modem and only use modem number 1 to conect it isent slow at all.... I hope you understand:p




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#5 11 years ago

What they're trying to say is that firewalls block ports to prevent access, not to slow it down. You would either be able to connect or not at all. The problem sounds as if your wireless modem is faulty or has become that way. I went through 2 (different company, different brand) of them before I gave up on a wireless network completely. It could also be that there is another person with a wireless network near where you live that's using his network on the same frequency that you are. This will kill your bandwidth in the method you described it to be. You should be able to see other networks in your range from the wireless network window that pops up when initially connect for the first time.


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#6 11 years ago

But firewalls can still slow down programs. Especially software firewalls.




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#7 11 years ago

Yes, but they do that by eating CPU cycles and (slowly) peeking at every packet that comes through. A firewall doesn't just start ganking packets randomly unless you change its behaviour.

Based on the description of the problem, the issue is that the wireless connection is dropping packets, likely due to low signal strength. This can be caused by interference from other wireless devices, amongst other things.




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#8 11 years ago

Well i dont use wireless i use a cable. But I have fixed the problem. I acsully just changed out the cable going from the first router to the wireless router and I get the full speed now...




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#9 11 years ago
GateCrusher420;3697442But firewalls can still slow down programs. Especially software firewalls.

Not in the way that you describe. The only way they slow down systems is if the system is not capable of handling that program running in the background checking your ports. Since scanning ports constantly takes cpu cycles, that would be the way it would slow down your system. However the same principle applies to virus scanners. Since most people have a broadband connection the software firewall would have a very small marginal impact on your bandwidth for online games and unless your system is 2 years or older, you wouldn't notice the firewall running in the background.


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#10 11 years ago
vikke-viking;3698068Well i dont use wireless i use a cable. But I have fixed the problem. I acsully just changed out the cable going from the first router to the wireless router and I get the full speed now...

Re-read your post and I see what you're saying; I stand corrected. Misread is the first time. However, as previously noted by both n0e and myself, the behaviour you're describing is inconsistent with a firewall issue. It does sound suspiciously like packet loss... any chance you've tested this particular router elsewhere?