Router firewalls, how do I configure one?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Mike Barnard, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest


    I've bought an Edimax AR6004A router which works well, so far.
    (Alcatel chipset). It has a firew2all built in but I have little idea
    on how to configure it. I had zone alarm before and this is of course
    a different leaugu to configure. Any online tutorials?

    I have access to the menu's, but which menu is the one I want? Why
    can't they just make one called "Firewall"? Would that be too simple?

    My menu is:

    ****cut 'n paste****

    Setup ( Quick setup wizard )

    Basic setup functions
    User profile of Telnet, console and web
    Incoming and outgoing log table setting
    Packet filter parameters
    User access control
    DHCP parameters
    Port forwarding parameters
    Multiple NAT and multiple DMZ parameters
    DMZ settings
    DDNS parameters
    Save and Restart

    Advanced setup
    Static route parameters
    RIP parameters
    Save and Restart

    General system information
    Firmware upgrade
    Load default settings
    Restart system

    IP routing table
    ADSL Router status
    Operating status
    ARP Table
    DHCP table
    Network Traffic count
    PPP connection time list
    Hacker attack log list table
    Incoming log table
    Outgoing log table

    ****end cut 'n paste****

    Many thanks.
    Mike Barnard, Apr 29, 2004
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  2. Mike Barnard

    Spindoctor Guest

    Can't help you much with the specific model, but based on experience
    of a netgear wired and belikin wireless router its usually just a case
    of making sure the firewall is operational as they don't normally have
    the features you get with programmes like zone alarm and norton.

    Spindoctor, Apr 29, 2004
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Probably comes under packet filtering.
    Rob Morley, Apr 29, 2004
  4. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Mike Barnard, Apr 30, 2004
  5. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Haven't seen UPNP, will look for it.
    My ISP asked for ICMP to be enabled so they can keep an eye on my
    connection. They really give top service. They even text a customer
    if a connection goes down unexpectedly.

    Mike Barnard, Apr 30, 2004
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    Alex Fraser Guest

    SPI, at least its original meaning, is an integral part of NAT; detecting
    (probable) port scans is something else entirely.
    Likewise. Though I did block ICMP when the "good" Blaster variant was doing
    the rounds last year, just to keep the size of the logfiles under control
    (even so, they were still up to 3MB/day IIRC).

    Alex Fraser, May 1, 2004
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