About hardware and software Firewall.

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Ohmy, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. Ohmy

    Ohmy Guest

    Hi,

    I am using a router,

    but I don't know if it has a hardware firewall.

    How can I find out if it has it?

    I have this NAT thingy, but I don't know how to enable it.

    How can I found out the way to enable it? And if I found out the way, can I turn off my Vista built-in firewall from my laptop?

    I have WPA2-TKIP encrypted for my wireless network,

    and I also enabled MAC address filtering.

    Only if I find out a way to enable the hardware firewall...:(

    Thanks in advance.

    Ohmy
     
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  2. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    You would use the browser. You don't have the manual? There you should find the address.

    But "normally" it's 192.168.1.1 . I say normally because that's what i found ime.

    From there you access the router's settings. You need a password, if you haven't changed it, just try blank. Change it when you can, and don't forget it!
     
  3. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    As said, consult the manual. Noone will tell you without mentioning exact type of the router.

    All should be described in the manual. (On a side note, there's no such thing like hardware firewall.)
     
  4. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Honestly, I have no idea what 'MAC address filtering' is.

    It seems a good idea to read the manual.

    NAT/NAT firewall is usually enabled by default.
     
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