Does my router act like a firewall

Question

I have heard that a router acts like a firewall when connected, is that true? We have a cable modem hooked up the the router and then to different machines. I have also heard that the router only sends out one IP over the internet, no matter how many machines are connected. If you could exlplain how vulnerable my machine is when connected to the internet via router it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer

This question was answered on June 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you go to http://www.datadoctors.com/help/columns/11932 it has a wonderful article about firewalls It will explain everything to you.

Hope I was helpful.

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Posted by Ezequiel of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 1, 2004