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Windows 7: Sheilds Up...?

23 Apr 2010   #61

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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Can i still change these settings without installing software? by going to the routers "default page"?
Frankly, I'd suggest you not install the router's software. Use the HTTP interface where you can get at ALL the settings.
Some routers use a client program (like my Mikrotik). Usually those with administration clients will have only basic configuration presented in it's web interface.

zzz2496
Ahhh... ok. My D-Link is just the opposite. The setup client for it is the "Routers for Dummies" version and the real smarts are on the HTTP port...

See that... you learn something new every day...

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24 Apr 2010   #62

 
 

FWIW:

Sheilds Up...?-fwiw.jpg

Stock 7 firewall + router Firewall


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24 Apr 2010   #63

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
FWIW:

Attachment 69162

Stock 7 firewall + router Firewall
I got all green, "Passed" status just using router's firewall...

zzz2496
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24 Apr 2010   #64

 
 

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FWIW:

Attachment 69162

Stock 7 firewall + router Firewall
I got all green, "Passed" status just using router's firewall...

zzz2496
TBH completely honest, I've always been a little blasť when it comes to security and out of coincidence, only just bothered enabling my routers firewall today

I just disabled the Win firewall and passed all tests as well, so I guess the routers Firewall is good enough.

(I haven't had an infection since XP so that's why even though I have an a/v installed, I don't bother with resident scanners/ real-time scanners etc - famous last arrogant words )
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24 Apr 2010   #65

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Smarteyball, if you ran the test with both the router firewall and Windows firewall running, it just tested the hardware firewall. Nothing got through it as your second test showed. Disable your hardware firewall and run the test using only Windows firewall. Then you will not how secure each is.
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24 Apr 2010   #66

 
 

With router firewall disabled + block WAN request enabled + Windows 7 firewall, complete passes on all tests.

Block WAN request disabled = Ping Failure is the only thing it loses on. Passes the stealth.

With router + block WAN + Windows 7 firewall all disabled I still only fail the ping test. All the other ports are still stealthed...

*NB I didn't power cycle my router between tests.

So either I am being shielded by my ISP or it was because the router firewall wasn't 'fully' disabled. Interesting results nevertheless....
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24 Apr 2010   #67

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes, the results are interested. The bottom line is that you know you are secure with the router firewall, which is all you really need.
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24 Apr 2010   #68

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes, the results are interested. The bottom line is that you know you are secure with the router firewall, which is all you really need.
But the odd thing is that even with zero firewall - software or router, I'm only failing the ping test

I even tested 3 different browsers in two OS'es ( 7 & Mint) and the results are the same.

I can only summarily concluded that my ISP are stealthing ports at their level

Not that I'm complaining mind you - I'm just surprised
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2010   #69

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That could well be the case or your hardware firewall does not completely inactivate. Either way is pretty darn good.
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24 Apr 2010   #70

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
FWIW:

Attachment 69162

Stock 7 firewall + router Firewall
stock 7 firewall? where can i download it?

Read this:
http://ask-leo.com/i_cant_pass_a_fir...ould_i_do.html

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes, the results are interested. The bottom line is that you know you are secure with the router firewall, which is all you really need.
But the odd thing is that even with zero firewall - software or router, I'm only failing the ping test

I even tested 3 different browsers in two OS'es ( 7 & Mint) and the results are the same.

I can only summarily concluded that my ISP are stealthing ports at their level

Not that I'm complaining mind you - I'm just surprised
Check your router firewall options




this is very important info regarding the shieldsup test:
http://onlinearmorpersonalfirewall.b...s-up-test.html

failed doesn't necessarily means bad in many cases.
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