WRT54G Firewall ?!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by snowgoose, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. snowgoose

    snowgoose Network Guru Member


    I am n00b to the WLAN and WRT54G, have few questions:
    1) Is the WRT54G built-in firewall is enough ? can I disable my SW firewall(s) ? (XP/TrendMicro)
    2) I cannot access my desktop from my laptop (ping to the desktop IP failes) :( , is it due to firewall settings or what ?

  2. fizze

    fizze Network Guru Member

    thats prolly due to personal / desktop firewall.

    though you can disable your personal firewall, I wouldnt recommend it.

    is your wireless client and your PC attached to the WRT54 ?
    do they both have a valid IP adress ?

    tried ping in both directions ?
    with deactivated personal firewall ?

    can you ping them from the WRT54 ?

    the wrt54 firewall is pretty decent, overall.
    I had a clean, original win XP pro machine w/o any hotfixes on the net behind a wrt54 for 4-5 hours, with zero infections or w/e.
    the mean time to infection for such a rig is like 30minutes, normally.
  3. snowgoose

    snowgoose Network Guru Member

    Just to update regarding the second question, I have managed to connect desktop to laptop and vice versa, I did the following:
    a) Enabled NetBios in both desktop and laptop
    b) Opened the subnet in the desktop firewall

    Regarding the first question HW/SW firewall, I would prolly post a poll..
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