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Hi.

Do all Routers function as Firewalls?

Thank you for your time.
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post #2 of 18
Most have the added ability of a firewall.

I wouldn't say all, just because I don't know for sure if every single router made for home use has one.

But most name brand routers (Dlink, Linksys, Netgear) have firewall software in their firmware.

If they don't, then you could always upgrade dd-wrt for the ability to have a firewall, or to get a better firewall (more options).
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post #3 of 18
i thought most wireless router/modem act as a physical firewall?
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Thank you for the responses, Guys.

So, what about This router? (D-Link)

How can I verify that the Firewall is in place and funtional?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Thank you for the responses, Guys.

So, what about This router? (D-Link)

How can I verify that the Firewall is in place and funtional?
I Googled the model (DGL-4100) and I found this picture.

See the Firewall listed on the left?



Here are some newegg reviewers.

Quote:
Other Thoughts: Again, I recommend this router for its easy of use and setup, strong firewall capabilities, and its reliability.
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Pros: Solid product, hasn't locked up once in the 3 months it has been in service. Menu's are intuitive, reboots fast when config changes are made. Firewall logging feature is cool, as well as showing active connections. The syslog feature works well. I have VOIP service, and am using the routers QOS feature, but can't honestly say it makes a difference. My calls are always clear, whether downloading files or not. Highly recommend!
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Pros: Easy to set up, firewall works well, doesn't need to be rebooted often at all.
Sounds like there is a firewall.

EDIT: Ehhhhhhh, I don't think I answered your question...
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post #6 of 18
Yeah. Most do have a firewall, but you have to set it up. When you first set up the router it will ask you what kind of security you want to have. For me, MAC filtering has been the easiest/safest kind of security, because you actually set the MAC addresses that are granted access to the router. If the MAC address is not typed in by you, it cannot connect to it.

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post #7 of 18
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GHO, and k1t, thanks for the input.

Tai ~ Yes. That was what I was looking for.

P.S. You can go tell that Deli owner to, "Go suck an egg!".

se7en56 ~ Noted, and good to know. Thank you.
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Also, reading the Owner's Manual can be very helpful.

Before you actually buy an item.
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post #9 of 18
Hope you find what you need



Owners Manual... what's that?
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post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GH0 View Post
Also, reading the Owner's Manual can be very helpful.

Before you actually buy an item.
Sound advice, and something that I do when purchasing an item that I am unfamiliar with.

Reading is not the issue for me... it is the interpretation that trips me up as I have no framework of experience to place what I am reading into for comparsion and evaluation...

...I'm an old Dog trying to learn new tricks. Thanks for the help



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Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
Hope you find what you need



Owners Manual... what's that?
I did, and I did.

Lol...
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