KathyJ

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  1. I am one of the rare ones that doesn't have a router and never have. I use a Westell modem that I have owned for many years and have never wanted or needed one and I still don't. I use Windows 7 Pro and EIS and I've never had any problems. I don't want to purchase a router when I don't really need it and can get by without it, so will using Windows firewall with advanced security and EAM be sufficient? I apologize for having to ask this again. I had asked it in the EIS Internet Security forum but someone caused my thread to be closed before I could get an answer. Yes, my modem is old but the speed is fine with it and I've never had any security problems without a router before when I was using EIS, etc. Will Windows firewall using advanced settings, EAM and Malwarebytes Premium be as good as EIS and NOT using a router? It never failed me.
  2. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    I would rather just go out and purchase one myself rather than having to deal with AT&T. I've had to do that before and that was when I said, "Never again!". Lesson learned the hard way.
  3. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    At the time I posted the thread in EIS, I thought it was just a modem because that's how it is labeled on the bottom of it. But, I have another one with the same model # but it is labeled modem/router so I pulled it out and started using it instead. I just figured it should do as well as the modem did all of these years but I could be wrong.
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    Should I purchase a router too?

    I went back and checked and didn't see any of those settings you recommended for me to turn off. As for the ISP updating the firmware, if they do, I don't know it because I haven't had to reset or do anything that concerned the router/modem. But, it's worked all of these years without giving me problems so maybe it will continue with Microsoft firewall and EAM installed. Thanks for your help!
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    Should I purchase a router too?

    I'm satisfied with the speed it is now. I have a fast assess account and the speed this modem/router does is fine with me. I've been with them so long, I don't remember what speed I'm suppose to get. Yes, AT&T has a user forum. That is where I had asked this question before was the AT&T forum. https://forums.att.com/t5/AT-T-Internet-Equipment/Westell-Wirespeed-modem-routers/td-p/5254445 and got no replies. I have no complaints. I just wanted to make sure I would have enough protection using EAM & Microsoft firewall instead of another software firewall. I went back into the modem settings and it has a backup/restore menu so I backed up the configuration for it but I will also do as you suggested and take screen shots of them and save them.
  6. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    That would be a problem if I have to contact AT&T. I hate just the thoughts of doing that and then they won't help me but try to sell me another modem/router. I know this for a fact because they have tried it before and I told them, I didn't need a new one because I have 3 that work fine and obviously, I didn't purchase a new one. They wouldn't tell me a thing because they would lose a sell if they helped me with this one. I guess you and many others have figured out I'm from the "ole school" that says, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". These days the way they make everything, these that I already have will probably outlast a new one if I purchased one today. I appreciate all of your help, your time and patience with me. Thank you very much!!!!
  7. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    Ok. I've downloaded them so I will look at them too.
  8. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    I haven't been able to find the firmware version but it does say the software version is: Current Software Version: VER:01.00.17. Unless this is different, firmware and software versions used to be 2 different things. I am using Windows firewall with advanced settings and EAM also. Maybe with all of them put together, it should be enough? It's worked all of these years with other firewalls, EIS and Online Armor.
  9. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    That is the best news I've heard!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! You have made my day and I promise you, I will not bother anything!!!! Thank you again!!!!!
  10. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    Ok, this is what I saw but I don't understand it. Maybe it is a router but not setup as one? and then this:
  11. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    There were provided by my internet service provider. I have logged in and changed the userid and password several times so that is no problem. I just don't know what to look for to determine if one of these is just a modem or a modem/router.
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    Should I purchase a router too?

    The thread you found at AT&T is me and as you can see, I never received an answer. I have 3. The one I'm using right now is model A90-210030-04 which says on the bottom of it DSL Router. Then I have B90-220030-04 which also has DSL Router on it. But this is when it gets confusing. I also have another one with the model #A90-210030-04 but it only says modem on the back but the one I'm using with the same model number has router on the back of it. I logged in to it but either I don't recognize what I'm seeing as a router or else it's just a modem. What would I see if it is a router? If anyone can figure this out I sure would appreciate it. I hate to purchase a router if I don't need it and then find out I have a router here.
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    Should I purchase a router too?

    It is a Westell WireSpeed. It has modem/router on the bottom of it but it is old but it still works great though and this is what I've been using all of this time and it has worked.
  14. KathyJ

    Should I purchase a router too?

    I use a desktop and I am the only one that uses this computer and modem. I've gotten by all of these years without a router but I understand that things change and I may need one just for the security. If I do, I will purchase it but if I will have the same amount of protection as I did with EIS without a router, I would rather not.
  15. I am one of the rare ones that don't have a router and never have. I use a Westell modem that I have owned for many years and have never wanted or needed one and I still don't. I use Windows 7 Pro and EIS and I've never had any problems. I don't want to purchase a router when I don't really need it and can get by without it, so will using Windows firewall with advanced security and EAM be sufficient?
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    EIS merger and NOT using a router

    Since my last post, I remembered I had 2 more modems around here that my husband had used and is unable to use them now. I found them and they say Westell Wirespeed DSL Router where mine said, Westell WireSpeed DSL modem. If I use his old DSL Router with EAM will this be enough? His equipment is old also but not as old as mine. I already use MalwareBytes Premium also so with all of this together, is it enough? I hope I'm not making a pest of myself and if I am, I apologize because I don't mean to be. I'm just dumb when it comes to routers.
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    EIS merger and NOT using a router

    It's not recent but it still works fine. That's why I've always purchased a firewall and so far it has worked with no problems.
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    EIS merger and NOT using a router

    I turn on my Westell WireSpeed modem provided to me by my Internet Provider. I don't keep it on all the time because I don't want to be nor have a need to be online constantly. This has been working for me with no problems for more years than I can recall. So, as the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" and that's what I hope to keep doing.
  19. I have the recent version of Emisoft Internet Security, 2017.4.1.7484 on Windows 7 Service Pack2 . Every time I do a scan, it will show a particular file in my downloads folder that is installed on my system. It has never given me a problem and I don't want it deleted so rather than letting it quarantine it, I put it in the exclusions. But, each time I do another scan, it is as though I haven't excluded it. I check my excluded settings and it is still listed so why isn't it excluding it rather than scanning it?
  20. Maybe this is what you want to see:
  21. The exclusions for scanning until yesterday. Since the scanning exclusion wasn't working by itself, I added it to the monitoring exclusions in addition to the scanning exclusions. This file has been on my system for many months and until recently was being scanned by Emsisoft Internet Security without any problems at all. Why has it started causing problems? The program itself hasn't changed.
  22. KathyJ

    EAM v9 windows too large for netbook screen

    What worked for me was to go into the shortcut properties and click on Compatibility and then put a check mark in the "disable display scaling on high DPI settings". Everything about this program is showing now. Maybe this will work for you.
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    EAM v9 windows too large for netbook screen

    I apologize because I didn't make myself clear. I have to drag it around but then I still can't see all of it at the bottom of my screen because it is so big, it won't go up but so far and that isn't enough. It sounds like you are seeing the same as I am.
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    EAM v9 windows too large for netbook screen

    It's too large for my desktop screen also and I have it set to run on minimum display. I have to drag it around to see it all.