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How to block external IP's in my router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by AhrenBa, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    I have a Linksys WRT54g router, and am looking for a way to block certain IP's from accessing me. These are external (from the internet) that I would like to block.

    Is there a way to do this from my router? I am aware that the firewall has "block anonymous requests", but I would like to specify external IP addresses to block.
     
  2. zacke

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    You might be able to reroute requests from specific IPs to 0.0.0.0 via Static Routes.
     
  3. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

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    How would I go about doing this in my router? Thanks.
     
  4. jmwills

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    For what reason? Who do you think is accessing your router?
     
  5. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

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    Well, I am not positive on this, but I have been monitoring my logs, and keep getting hit by the same IP on port 7000 and 7002. I looked it up and those ports are used for some file sharing network or something (which I do not use).

    I was just going to block them in order to be safe.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I think you're answering a question that shouldn't have been asked. You'll see probes come in all the time if you monitor all the activity on the WAN side of your router. This is normal stuff, and there is no risk. You're just making work for yourself here.
     
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