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

By Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

Absolutely the Beginner's consultant to private Firewalls is designed to supply simplified, but thorough firewall info at the such a lot everyday own firewall software program purposes to be had for the non specialist firewall patron. furthermore, it bargains details and hyperlinks to sites that can assist you try out your protection after your individual firewall is put in

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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. 6. Next, you will see several dialog boxes stating that the wizard is configuring your computer’s TCP/IP settings and testing communications between your modem and your computer. 8. 8 The wizard completes the modem installation and provides a confirmation of the connection between the computer and the modem. 40 ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PERSONAL FIREWALLS 7.

SDSL (Synchronous Digital Subscriber Line)—Targeted at businesses with heavier Internet access requirements. Provides equal bandwidth for uploads and downloads. This type of access is more expensive and is targeted as business users. ■ IDSL (Integrated Digital Subscriber Line)—Provides a slower level of service. This type of access is targeted at customers who are more than three miles from the central office. Like cable connections, ADSL is an asymmetric connection, which means that it supports faster downloads than uploads.

You can test your level of latency using the Microsoft TRACERT command. Tracert identifies the number of hops (for example, the number of computers on the Internet that your data had to travel through) your computer encounters on its way to the destination computer and lists the amount of time required by each hop. com The following example shows the partial results of such a test and indicates that the maximum latency experienced was 30ms (millionths of a second) for any hop. You should run this test against your ISP and any other sites where you spend a lot of time.

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