Thread: Firewall problem ?
04-08-2013, 04:58 PM #1
Firewall problem ?
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- Apr 22, 2012
Just noticed that my firewall is off. I think its been off since i got my macbook, is this bad?
or is it not necessary ?
its just that i got told that having the firewall off can potentionally increase download speeds, i dont know if this is true or not though haha
04-08-2013, 06:36 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
The firewall is off by default on Macs. The reason is that your router or router-modem provides a "NAT" hardware firewall by design. There is no danger operating that way as long as you're behind a router or router-modem. You may want to turn on the firewall when using your MacBook from someplace like a public library, Starbucks, Panera, etc. In any event, it does no harm by turning it on as it will not slow you down.
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