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Windows 7: NetGear Wireless N150: What is the most secure firewall setup?

12 Jan 2011   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
NetGear Wireless N150: What is the most secure firewall setup?

Thank you for taking the time to read this thread and hopefully lending a helping hand


I have a NetGear Wireless-N 150 Router (model: WNR100v2)

I would like to know what I can do to make the built in firewall the best it can be.

Currently I have these settings enabled:


1.) NAT filtering is set to secured
2.) SPI Firewall is enabled
3.) UPnP is disabled
4.) the password security is WPA2-PSK [AES]

FYI, I pass the shields up test with full stealth but I fail the "leak test" program they offer.

Thank you


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12 Jan 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Thank you for taking the time to read this thread and hopefully lending a helping hand
I have a NetGear Wireless-N 150 Router (model: WNR100v2)
I would like to know what I can do to make the built in firewall the best it can be.Currently I have these settings enabled:

1.) NAT filtering is set to secured
2.) SPI Firewall is enabled
3.) UPnP is disabled
4.) the password security is WPA2-PSK [AES]

FYI, I pass the shields up test with full stealth but I fail the "leak test" program they offer.
Thank you
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12 Jan 2011   #3
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Thank you for taking the time to read this thread and hopefully lending a helping hand
I have a NetGear Wireless-N 150 Router (model: WNR100v2)
I would like to know what I can do to make the built in firewall the best it can be.Currently I have these settings enabled:

1.) NAT filtering is set to secured
2.) SPI Firewall is enabled
3.) UPnP is disabled
4.) the password security is WPA2-PSK [AES]

FYI, I pass the shields up test with full stealth but I fail the "leak test" program they offer.
Thank you
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thank you for the recommendation, but I was hoping for more general opinions regarding setting up my router.
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13 Jan 2011   #4
James Colbert

 
 

These aren't in your list, so I'll mention them:

1) Disable SSID broadcasting
2) Use a strong passphrase.

You don't have to remember it (the password). Make sure that you store it in a few secure places. I keep mine in obscure folders in a few other machines that only I have access to. I also keep it in a password safe, which requires a password to open. Copy and paste when needed (which is infrequently)

Here's a good tutorial on the subject, with some good external links:

Wireless Security: How To Protect Your Network[2]=Networking Internet

James
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