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WRT350N - Port 21 Left Wide Open Even with Firewall Enabled

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by posthaste, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. posthaste

    posthaste Network Guru Member

    I just ran Shields Up and noticed port 21 (FTP) is wide open, while all the other ports marked as stealthed.

    The router is a Linksys WRT350N with the latest firmware 1.03.2. SPI Firewall is enabled and it's blocking "Anonymous Internet Request."

    This is alarming unless I'm missing something obvious.

    https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

    Anyone else with the same router and configuration please run the Shields Up port scan at GRC to see if your port 21 is open and report back. Thanks!
     
  2. lamabile

    lamabile Network Guru Member

    The FTP server for your USB storage on the WRT350N is turned on by default. From the router's control panel, click on Storage, then click on FTP Server, and disable the FTP server. This should close port 21.
     
  3. jeradc

    jeradc LI Guru Member

    I'm guessing your port 21 is not open then?
     
  4. lamabile

    lamabile Network Guru Member

    My port is closed after disabling that setting.
     
  5. posthaste

    posthaste Network Guru Member

    Thanks a lot ... that did the trick.

    Whew
     

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