Please help! DSL Built in firewall problems!

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by LoXeN, Mar 1, 2004.

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  1. LoXeN

    LoXeN Registered Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    Ok im running a Best Data ADSL and cant open ports.

    Just need to know how I can eather take this firewall off or open some ports.

    Thanks for any help!

    Here is a E-mail my ISP sent me.

    Yes, the Best Data ADSL modems do have a built-in firewall. What I did is
    called "Port Forwarding". I forwarded the inbound ports listed in the
    Microsoft Knowledge Base article to your computer behind the firewall.

    The model number of the Best Data ADSL router is 500E

    Kazaa can cause lots of problems. Not only is it illegal to download
    copyrighted material that you don't already own, there are viruses that
    spread through Kazaa.

    One of the reasons we provide an ADSL router with a firewall as opposed to a
    modem that doesn't have one, is that it's easier for a user to setup (you
    don't have to install a PPPoE driver on your computer). Another reason is
    that it protects the customers computer. If we provided plain modems, then
    you'd have to either do without a firewall or buy one. These days you don't
    want to be without one. Firewalls don't stop viruses, but they do stop
    hackers from access your computer and exploiting security "holes" in
    Microsoft Windows.

    There are a couple things we can try. If you and I can setup a time to get
    together over the phone, I can watch the traffic and try to determine
    exactly what ports are being used and make sure the firewall is setup
    correctly. Another option is to configure the firewall as a modem and you
    can either install a PPPoE driver on your computer or purchase a firewall
    that may have better support for gaming.
  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    BC, Canada
    Hi LoXen

    ...welcome to Wilders :)

    What configuration options do the web based configuration pages have? Any settings for port forwarding?


  3. controler

    controler Guest

    They sure don't have much for online tech support as far as manuals ect.
    They don't even have a configuration section listed.
    I am sure you must have gotten a manual with your modem?

  4. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Why do you need to open ports?

    Unless you need to publish a service on the internet, there's no need to?
  5. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

    Jan 17, 2004

    It ís ok to have all ports closed for incoming connections, unless you want others users to enter your pc.

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