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Windows 7: Disabling Ping Response or even stealth it

11 Apr 2011   #41
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The factory resets must normally work. Setting these things up can be something of a trial, most especially if you have never done it before and don't know how these things work. For most people, ( if they even try to do it themselves!), it is a matter of very carefully entering a series of cryptic number sequences in various places.

If you want to try, from the status quo, describe exactly what you have now, and I will try to walk you through it.

Regards....Mike Connor


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11 Apr 2011   #42
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Why is this so important to disable?
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11 Apr 2011   #43
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
The factory resets must normally work. Setting these things up can be something of a trial, most especially if you have never done it before and don't know how these things work. For most people, ( if they even try to do it themselves!), it is a matter of very carefully entering a series of cryptic number sequences in various places.

If you want to try, from the status quo, describe exactly what you have now, and I will try to walk you through it.

Regards....Mike Connor
Hello Mike Connor,
Thanks for responding. I am currently online behind my Linksys WRT120N router that has all the internal settings set up by a proprietary Network Magic program that did allow me to set my SSID, a login password and a WPA2 128 bit encryption password. My computer will Ping from the cmd.exe the location which is my setup 192.168.1.1. But using Firefox 4 behind Commodo firewall, I time out when I try to enter that address in the bar and access it. Now not being an expert with Commodo I have it set very heavy. I am running things like no-script extensions, so I don't know what or where is wrong. I completely deleted Network Magic as it kept running a live process very frequently and it said I had no internet connection when I was online. I don't know where to look to see how many routers are attached to my machine. I am confused, beyond reasonable for my skill level. So I am running and would like to test the wireless, but the two machine in the house that use it are either gone or I loaned out the cables for it. So I don't know if I have wireless connectivity.
So if you have the kindness and the patience, I would really like to log onto my router and make sure all the settings are like they should be. Thanks if you choose to respond.
Glenn
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11 Apr 2011   #44
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Sure, no problem.

I don't know all the implications of the software you are using, offhand, so I am going to read your post very carefully and see if I can get a handle on it.

I will get back to you as soon as I have anything useful to contribute.

Regards....Mike Connor
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12 Apr 2011   #45
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Sure, no problem.

I don't know all the implications of the software you are using, offhand, so I am going to read your post very carefully and see if I can get a handle on it.

I will get back to you as soon as I have anything useful to contribute.

Regards....Mike Connor
Thank you magnanimously Kind Sir! I at in your debt!
Glenn
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12 Apr 2011   #46
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK. I had a good look at that. I was unable to do much last night because I kept losing the Seven Forum's server.

Seems OK again now.

So. First of all a router is usually ( but not always) a piece of hardware which directs traffic to where it is supposed to go, and prevents any traffic it is set up to prevent. The router is normally connected directly to the internet via cable. The machines using the router are connected to it via cable or by wireless.

A firewall, which can be hardware or software, but in most cases nowadays is software, is also basically a traffic director, whose main purpose is to stop any unauthorised traffic, and allow any which is authorised.

I can't test the "Comodo" stuff, because I don't use it, and don't have it on my machine. Unfortunately, I also have no idea what the ""Network Magic" does. Without knowing exactly what these things do, I can't give you any sensible advice on them.

Normally, if your machine is attached to the router, then you can simply enter the address of the router, and log into it in order to set it up. If you are unable to do this, then most likely the software is preventing you from accessing the router.

I can't think of any way to overcome that while still using that software. Also, it may well be that some other address has been set up in the router, and unless you know that address, you can't access it. Normally, re-setting the router to factory defaults should allow you to access it, based on the default settings. If this does not work, then I can't think of anything else for you to try.

Regards....Mike Connor
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12 Apr 2011   #47
AmbrosialPariah

Windows 7 64-bit -[Intel i5 second gen]
 
 
Diable Ping via IPSec

Every Windows machine has IPSec it just depends on your admin status [I believe if at work on domain you may need to be domain admin to affect this, but if you own the comp and have no domain you should be good to go].
I will post the link to the page as they have screenshots and explain it in detail.. Keep in mind that ICMP is used by certain apps to verify you have an internet connection and other stuff so you may want to follow the directions and set the rules accordingly so you enable ping for your routers LAN address [ado ipconfig in command and copy the gateway address this will be your router], and disable it for anything coming in on WAN. Keep in mind you may want to check as I know I can use certain filtering setups in DD-WRT [a modified firmware for Linksys Buffalo, Hawking and other routers] Google it it's out there and popular once installed you will be able to fully customize your router with firewall, and you could do this there [and then if you re-install windows or something you don't have to remember to reset this]. Block Ping Traffic with IPSec
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12 Apr 2011   #48
AmbrosialPariah

Windows 7 64-bit -[Intel i5 second gen]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you'll probably have to do it through your router settings, as it is the router being pinged, not your pc.

(i assume you have a router, and not a usb type modem?)

your settings will no doubt be different, but here's mine, for example:

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PS - anyone know what 'strict udp session control' is, and is it a good idea to enable it?
Also, dunno if this has been answered Stricp UDP control usually is a method by which the network device [router] is set to terminated finished UDP sessions once the session is complete [MAY AFFECT SOME OLDER PROGRAMS WHOSE CODING MAY NOT ESTABLISH WHEN THIS OCCURS CORRECTLY AND IF ISSUES ARISE TRY DISABLING [but should not really be an issue]. This helps in enabling more UDP sessions [helpful for P2P if that is your thing btw], some gaming, and streaming video and closing open connections to your computer in any form lessens the ability crackers could find weaknesses]. For best control see IPSec and Windows Firewall rues [advanced]
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12 Apr 2011   #49
brady

 

ping response = icmp
disable icmp response in your fw and or router
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12 Apr 2011   #50
AmbrosialPariah

Windows 7 64-bit -[Intel i5 second gen]
 
 
Best Network protection I have found...

For everyone the BEST network protection I have found for Windows 7 is PeerBlock [Google] used to be called Peer Guardian [IT IS NOT ONLY FOR P2P]!! What this is is a program that analyzes all IP connections [UDP as well] and based on IP Rules [deny this address allow this one MANY available online and through the setup wizard to block spiders, bots, companies, ISPs, known hackers even pop-up ad addresses EDU ranges GOV ranges, ETC. The reason I love this is it is not a per program basis I dont have to tell it to allow apps or ports what it is is you find lists [or create your own of IPs you either would want to block all access from your machine [and to or either or per how you set it]. So you could inessence block all IPs available and then allow only specific ones or block sets of IPs known to cause problems [bot nets, hackers, ISP scanners, etc. etc. and this program will scan all IP address as they create sessions in either directions and handle the IP based on those lists. This means it is faster than anyother type of program based firewall, you dont have to spend nearly as much time setting it all up, and it runs MUCH faster than any app based firewall ever will]. Oh, and when an IP is blocked your machine appears offline to the IP address [computer] in question so this is essentially a "stealth" method as you appaer to be totally offline to them [it is not like ping where they still get your IP usually and just no answer to the ping itself [round trip time] it just states Host is unreachable.
PeerBlock
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