Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Apr 22, 2012
    Firewall problem ?
    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


  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    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.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mac OS firewall Problem
    By MacforumMac in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-11-2015, 10:03 AM
  2. Vuze / Firewall Problem
    By growlgrowl in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-22-2009, 02:05 PM
  3. VPN firewall problem
    By freshfitz in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-07-2007, 09:17 PM
  4. firewall problem!
    By brainwash in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-08-2005, 12:14 AM
  5. firewall problem!
    By brainwash in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-02-2005, 08:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts