<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm using an old D-Link DL-704 router primarily as a firewall on my
> Mac running OS X 10.5. Suddenly the router stopped working. The
> cables checked out ok, but my Comcast internet connection doesn't work
> unless I bypass the router. Comcast's customer support suggested
> contacting D-Link, but I doubt they'll support a piece of gear this
> old. Is a hardware firewall necessary with a Mac running 10.5? If it
> is a good idea to keep it, might there be some settings I can change
> on the router to get it to work again?
A MAC is not bullet proof. It can be hacked just like any other O/S that's
exposed to the internet and doesn't have proper protection.
Routers don't last forever go buy another one.