Does the Time Capsule router create a physical firewall?

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  • The Time Capsule uses network address translation (NAT) which offers some protection. It will stop so called script kiddies from doing "bad things" to your computer. NAT is offered on nearly every similar home router, so it's not a big decision point.

    The next really useful step up would add at least one zero to the price tag. It'd be some device that is powerful enough to run intrusion detection, virus detection, and possibly content filtering. Expect to pay up. Cheaper devices will leave Netflix stuttering and cripple the network.

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