About hardware and software Firewall.

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

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  1. Ohmy

    Ohmy Guest


    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.

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  2. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    You would use the browser. You don't have the manual? There you should find the address.

    But "normally" it's . 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

    Jul 19, 2008
    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

    Nov 1, 2007
    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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