madian225 Posted June 27, 2006 Posted June 27, 2006 Hi If any of you have read my previous threads then you know that I have been in the process of installing XP 64 bit on my system. I have had a few 'interesting' moments along the way and I would suggest that anyone thinking of going down this route from a 32 bit system instead of waiting until Vista is officially released and then settles down with the obligatory fixes should do a few simple things first. 1) make a list of the software that you are using and then see if it supports XP 64 - from firewall, anti-virus, defragmenting program, everything in fact. It may save you a lot of unexpected head scratching. 2) read step 1 above lol I was under the impression that my existing setup (Kyspersky KIS 6) was X64 bit compatible but alas no, well the anti-virus part is just the firewall is not as yet compatible but will be later on. Soooooo I have been looking for a decent firewall to use and a more through search (which I guess I should have done before) reveals that a decent firewall under XP 64 bit is a bit lacking at the moment. A few Beta programs are avalable and a few people seem to be doing well with the Nvidia firewall. I thought therefore that a reasonable hardware firewall may be in order to ensure that everything was OK until the software catches up. I am currently on a cable modem (Motorola SB4200) with a 10Mb broadband using the Nvidia LAN port on the PC. Given my lack of knowledge regarding routers etc I thought that I would see if anyone could make any recommendations or could give some guidance as to minimum requirements. I had been looking at these Netgear ProSafe VPN 50 firewall http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx?&Navi...1180&PageMode=2 Netgear Prosafe VPN 25 Firewall http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quick...gationKey=11180 AM I looking in the right direction of have I gone for overkill? On a seperate and perhaps tied-in question, should I be looking to replace/update my cable modem it is about 5 years old and I am sure that there must be a more up to date and possibly efficient modem currently available. As always any help greatley appreciated Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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