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Solved: Need Help Disabling Firewall Using 2Wire 2701HG-B

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Lanesant, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. Lanesant

    Lanesant Thread Starter

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    AT&T finally brought Basic Dsl to my country neighborhood. Basic is a lot slower
    then other packages but anything is better then dialup. I dont intend to use "wireless"
    just hard wired networking.

    I went into Tech Support chat with AT&T and went to http://homeportal/setup and
    then to Edit Firewall Setting and I selected (Allow all applications (DMZplus mode)
    and rebooted. Everything works fine. Its much faster then it was. However, when I
    go back into http://homeportal/setup it still shows the firewall to be active.

    My question to you is the firewall still active or can I use a firewall of my own? I
    surely dont want 2 firewalls running on the same computer. And I dont want to
    tinker with the (Edit Advanced Settings Page) but most of it is checked by
    default including the Attack Detection settings.

    Is the firewall turned off and can I use my own firewall? I'd appreciate anyones
    help.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Don't worry about the hardware firewall, it won't conflict with any software firewalls. The main component of the hardware "firewall" in a router is the NAT layer. Without the NAT layer, it's no longer a router, so disabling that isn't an option. :)
     
  3. Lanesant

    Lanesant Thread Starter

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    John,

    I really appreciate your help. All of this new to me. I like software firewalls
    as I like to know whats going on. Thanks for answering my question.

    Ray
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    No problem, that's what we do here. :)
     
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