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 Post subject: qwest modem built in firewall settings.
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:19 am 
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which ones Should I leave open and which ones should be close.


Custom
High
Medium
Low
Off





Note: If a check appears in a box, that service is open (or allowed). An empty box signifies the service is closed (or blocked).


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 Post subject: Re: qwest modem built in firewall settings.
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:41 am 
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Without a link to the manual, I don't know what the "Custom" through "Off" settings do exactly. But that doesn't really matter in this case, as the best advice I can give is to leave everything you don't know or understand at the default settings. Assuming that "modem" also contains a router and switch (and possibly an access point too), it is the NAT router functionality that provides the firewall. Manually blocking any of the specific ports you listed will unnecessarily cause trouble for applications that need them. The only "modem" or "router" settings most people should be concerned with are to enable WPA/WPA2 security on any included wireless access points. Scott.


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