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    Does firewalls make the connection slower since connection passes something?
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    It should not make your internet any slower.

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    • #3
      It depends on your firewall - if you have a hardware firewall it will have a maximum throughput - if your connection speed is greater than the throughput of your firewall then yes, it will make your connection slower
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      • #4
        Also if your firewall is not configured properly someone could DOS attack your system which would slow things down.
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        • #5
          DOS attack? how?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ken_shoti View Post
            DOS attack? how?
            Denial Of Service (DOS).
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            • #7
              i thought attack by Disk Operating System programs....
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              • #8
                Ideally it should not. But invariably it does pull your speed down. I guess it is a fair price to pay for the safety. Good Firewalls should not cause any reduction in speed

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                • #9
                  ALL firewalls, routers, switches etc. do add some latency. However, unless they are also proxies of some kind (thus modifying or filtering data) they should not really affect the speed.

                  They simply add a slight delay for handling requests (we're talking milliseconds or even microseconds here) but shouldn't affect the actual transfer speed. Unless of course the connection is higher speed than what it's built for handling, such as a 100 MBit/s firewall used on a 1 GBit/s network - if that is the case, the firewall will of course effectivly reduce the speed for all connections through it.
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