troubleshooting Question

How do I replace my firewall and open a port?

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I have two Dot Net web services running successfully on Windows 2003, from behind my firewall.  I have two ports opened, and it works fine.  But I need to remove the firewall soon.

Do I need a router to replace it?  I need a few computers connected to a single cable modem.  I have a switch, but that's of no use, right?  I can not connect a switch to the Comcast modem, can I?

Anyway, I need to host whose two web services without a firewall.  Is that a dumb thing to do?  Can someone get into my computer that way if I use a simple router instead of a firewall?

Can I replace the hardware firewall with a software firewall already included with Windows XP and Windows 2003?


thanks,
newbieweb
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