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    firmware update on router, is it worth it?

    well, on my linksys wireless router i was getting annoyed with the fact sumtimes it just loses the connection, so i thought about upgrading the firmware, but also, i use the firewall tats built in, i was wondering if firmware updating also updates the firewall or do hardware firewalls not require updating??

    thanx guys

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    Yes - first question my networking savvy friend always asks me when I have trouble with kit is "have you updated the firmware?".

    HW firewall might be updated/bugfixed, shouldn't overwrite any of your settings though.

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    ok mate, i will do this just as soon as i can be bothered to wander downstairs to the wired pc

    will report back and tell ya how it goes

    thanx 4 the advice mate

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    check the support forums on the hw vendors site to see if theres any known issues with the new firmware cos it's not allways the best way to do it.

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    right, ok, will have a looksie....

    thanx

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