++ [ originally posted by Andre 3000 ] ++
I use McAfee professional 2004 for a software firewall, and my Syslink router also has one built in as well. Am I overdoing it??
if it's not much of a problem, you could get rid of the SW firewall, though i would recommend having both.
since you have a router, you probibly have other computers connected to the net at home (other "nodes" on your home network). It is possible that your PC may get infected witha trojan from the other PCs on the network or even from your own pc (through email or something). anyway, if you have a SW firewall, it would block that trojan from linking back to it's sender.
In other words, to answer your question, NO, you're not overdoingit. if the SW firewall doesn't slow you down, keep it. There's no harm in a bit more secuirity, speciallt if you have important file on your PC.