Author Topic: Configuring AIS firewall settings  (Read 2414 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rgordon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Configuring AIS firewall settings
« on: July 28, 2011, 01:52:25 AM »
I'm running the trial version of AIS (6.0.1203).  I'm a bit confused about the firewall settings HOME (low risk) and WORK (medium risk).  The help file says that HOME is appropriate for a private home network (I'm on one connected to the Internet via a hardware router) and WORK is for wider connections "including direct connection to the Internet".  Am I to take this literally and choose HOME since I'm technically not directly connected to the Internet (by virtue of the router)?

Thanks.

Rob

Offline DarkMasters

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 203
  • May the best feline win this game of life!
Re: Configuring AIS firewall settings
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 06:01:25 AM »
If your computer connected to the internet either direct connection or behind the router it's better to set your firewall settings at WORK (medium risk).
Core i7 720QM | 4GB DDR3 | Windows 7 x64 SP1 | Microsoft Security Essentials | Windows Firewall (Custom Rule) | Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and IE 10

Offline DBone

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
Re: Configuring AIS firewall settings
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 07:13:15 AM »
I'm behind a NAT router firewall on my home network and I am running the AIS firewall set at Home & Ask. My NAT FW does most of the heavy lifting, so I am not at all worried about it.
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 ~ Clean Install ~ Router NAT Firewall ~ Windows 7 Firewall ~ Bitdefender Antivirus Free ~ Chrome ~ Ghostery ~ Windows 7 System Image