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Windows 7: Stand Alone PC

26 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Stand Alone PC

Hi,

could someone please tell me how to configure my windows 7 firewall for a stand alone pc wired up to a modem.

i've attached in/outbound plus the firewall tab rules.

I've disabled IPV6 as my isp does not use it, i don't think. I'm on virgin media broadband in the uk but theres ipv6 rules in my core networking, core networking is also set to enable in firewall rules. should it remain on or off? also could someone advise rules so no one can connect to my system over ms network.

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26 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi and welcome to the forums .

Please could you fill in your System Specs in under User CP, it comes in handy for solving a lot of problems.

As far as I am aware if the modem is just outputting a standard ethernet signal then there is no extra configuration required.

In terms of security all you have to do is got to Control Panel>Network and Sharing Centre and make sure the connection to the internet is set as a Public Network (this may sound counterintuitive but setting the connection type to Public Network means your PC is locked down from any outside influence by any other PC on the same network.

Oli
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26 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

what about core networking, do i leave that checked in the list in firewall or disable it. its currently disabled as there was rules in management regarding core networking i was unsure about.

i will fill in the fields in user cp
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26 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LonnieMac View Post
what about core networking, do i leave that checked in the list in firewall or disable it. its currently disabled as there was rules in management regarding core networking i was unsure about.

i will fill in the fields in user cp
I think you should leave it checked and not disable it, if it doesn't work with it checked (which I highly doubt will happen) then you can always uncheck it later.

Oli
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26 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

sorry to go on, what will happen if i leave it unchecked?
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26 Apr 2010   #6

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What kind of modem is this? Does it have NAT? Make/model please?

zzz2496
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26 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

scientific atlanta 2100
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26 Apr 2010   #8

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is it this one? If so, it looks like that it has NAT, if it does - you don't need to be paranoid, just use Windows 7's default firewall settings.

zzz2496
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26 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

One of the easiest protection options in your case is to simply set the network type, (you have a network as you are on the Internet, even though this is a stand alone machine), to PUBLIC.

This setting will set all the network options including the firewall to their most secure settings. With this and your NAT in the modem you should be secure
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26 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

yeah thats the one. i've kept the core networking unchecked as i'm not sure about the rules in the management bit. the internet seems to be running fine and speed tests state im getting my 10Mb. thank you all
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