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Windows 7: How to enable firewall on Billion BiPAC 7800N?

03 Mar 2012   #1
silentsal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How to enable firewall on Billion BiPAC 7800N?

Hi

I've got a problem with McAfee causing BSODs and have been advised in another thread to uninstall it and use MS Security Essentials in combination with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware instead.

I was also advised to enable my firewall and therein lies my problem.

The user manual for the 7800N is not great and doesn't mention anything about being able to enable or disable the firewall. It just talks about Packet Filtering and blocking WAN ping.

I have no idea if the firewall is on or off by default and can find no obvious settings in the router's setup page.

Should I enable WAN ping blocking or Intrusion detection? I want to ensure that my computer is safe when I uninstall McAfee.

Screenshot of the setup page is attached.

Thanks

Sally




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03 Mar 2012   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The firewall that you should be enabling is built into windows.

Click your start button, and enter "firewall" in the search box. Windows Firewall should be on the list. Click it. On the left side of the window is a "link" that says "Turn Windows Firewall on or off". In the next window, enable the firewall, and hit ok.
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04 Mar 2012   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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05 Mar 2012   #4
Jellycat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
The firewall that you should be enabling is built into windows.
I thought the best option was to enable the firewall on the router, that's what my ISP say anyway ?
I have the same router and it seems the OP comes from the UK (from the flag) so maybe this would be better;
Billion Products for SSL VPN, ADSL Modem/Router, Wireless ADSL Router, Powerline ADSL Router and Adapter, VoIP ADSL Modem/Router, Security Router, Broadband Router, SHDSL Bridge/Router, iBusiness Security, ISDN Product
Billion support is very good in my experience and they should give you some good advice.
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07 Mar 2012   #5
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Jellycat.

If you have an antivirus suite that includes a software firewall, then it is an excellent idea to supplement with a router. If it is antivirus only, then it is important to turn on the Windows firewall. A router is a supplemental layer of protection.
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