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WAG54G v2 Firewall

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by dobserver, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. dobserver

    dobserver Network Guru Member

    I purchased a WAG54G ver2 on Friday and had a question about the firewall.

    I have Block Anonymous Internet Requests ticked, but how do I choose who can access my network?

    I notice when I enable port forwarding it opens it up for everyone to see.

    What I would like to do is port forward only for specific addresses.

    I apologise if someone has asked this question before, I have done a search but haven't found anything.

  2. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    The firewall is quite basic, the features you request are not implemented natively. May be if you play with VPN you can do something similar or may be alternative firmware can do that.

    try port trigering instead of port forwarding (the ports will be opened dynamically when a software running on your side use a list of specified port you have entered) but anyway if you need a ftp or http server, the ports will be always opened as long as your server is up.

    i'm newbie so check out my answers with more experimented people :wink:
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Unless you're using a high end router, "allow" and "deny" rights will have to be done specifically from either the management console of the application you are allowing people to access through your router "or" from a software firewall installed on that particular computer.

  4. dobserver

    dobserver Network Guru Member

    Thank you for your answers.

    I'll just set up a software firewall on the machine hosting the services.
  5. SteveWac

    SteveWac Network Guru Member


    I've just bought a WAG54G v2 and currently have the firewall on.

    Is this firewall good enough or do I need to go out and buy Zonealarm or Norton's firewall software for my PC's as well?

  6. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    Chaining firewalls is not a good as it sounds.

    I've tested more complexe ones and it brings more head heck than protection, at least when you use an hardware firewall like the wag. (on a direct connected pc it 's different, and it is required to have such advanced FW like outpost pro)

    So IMHO, if you use an anti spyware and antivirus, the firewall of xp is enough if you enable the one of the device. That's the way i do.

    as usual i'm not an expert, that's just my opinion based on my own tests.

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