NETGEAR® Router Firewall Settings
Firewalls are hardware or software which manages the traffic over a network in an efficient manner. NETGEAR routers provide both wired and wireless routers. Routers are devices which transforms the data packets to the destination points based on the addresses. NETGEAR router firewall functions as a heavy duty firewall which protects the network from all kind of attacks. Proper NETGEAR router firewall settings allow the user to access the web safely and act as a security guard between the network and the Internet. NETGEAR router firewall protects the system from hackers, security problems such as theft of computer data, snooping, attack of viruses, Trojans etc. Another feature of NETGEAR firewall is the ease of install and setup. We can easily make changes with the NETGEAR router firewall settings.
- To Change Firewall Settings
- To Disable Firewall Settings
Open your web browser and type ‘192.168.0.1’ in the address bar. You can log in using your username and password. The default username is ‘admin’ and password is ‘password’. Select the ‘Service’ from ‘Security’ link provided at the left side of the screen. Now a new window will be displayed with current firewall settings. Then click on ‘Add Custom Service’. You can give any name for the new firewall settings. Then select ‘Any’ from the drop down list labeled ‘Type’. Enter starting and ending port number in the text box labeled as ‘Start’ and End‘. Then click ‘Apply’ for saving the new configuration settings.
To Change Firewall Settings
Firewall of NETGEAR router provides protection against unauthorized access and all type of attacks over the network. We can change the NETGEAR router firewall settings with simple steps. In order to change the settings, open your web browser and type ‘192.168.0.1’ in the address bar. Now you can log in using your administrative user name and password. By default the user name is ‘admin’ and the password is ‘password’. Then open the ‘Security’ tab. Select ‘Rules’ and choose ‘Firewall Rules’. You can add any new allowances or restriction in the ‘Add’ tab and can edit the current settings using ‘Edit’. Then click ‘Apply’ to save the settings you have made in NETGEAR firewall.
Sometime we need to disable the firewall of NETGEAR router due to certain issues. We can disable this after logging in to the settings using the username and password. Then select ‘Rules’ from the ‘Security’ tab. Add a new rule for inbound services with service name ‘Any’ and an action ’Allow always’. Then move it up until it becomes the first rule in the Inbound Services section. Then make this rule as enabled by checking the ‘Enable’ column. Now the firewall is completely disabled. However doing so without an expert opinion is not advisable to users.
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