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When I activate the firewall on SBG900, I cannot access Gmail . .

From Outlook Express. I already have McAfee Firewall protection, so do I need the firewall on the SBG900 as well?

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Hi Geothe5228,

My name is ArmyMason, let me see if I have this straight, you want to know if you need the firewall software turned on in your router, if you have it installed on the computer. If this is the question I would have to say, I would find it safer having two firewalls running than one. Anyways Hardware firewalls are much safer than software firewalls, because it blocks the attacks before they get to the computer. Hope this answers your question. If you need further assistance I would suggest posting this question on a forum.

Thanks,
ArmyMason

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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How do I torn off fire wall on my time warner cable ARRIS wifi router


See step 2; it's a matter of just clicking the firewall protection to OFF, from the "set up firewall protection" menu.

Set Up Firewall Protection
You can set up firewall filters and firewall alert notifications on your wireless home network. You
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Figure 17 - Firewall Protection Level Screen
2. Click the Firewall Protection Setting drop-down button to select the firewall protection level.
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Note: Selecting Off will disable firewall protection on your home network. Your computer(s)
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Does a firewall protect me from viruses


No - all it does is to block traffic either from your computer (lets say a keylogger wants to send it's data to someone) or to your computer (someone tries to access your data).

If you run some infected program inside your compouter, it might not even touch the firewall.

What you need is Antivirus software. There are some good ones out there for free - if you use Windows, Microsoft Security Essentials got (amazingly) good ratings and it is free.

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I am trying to figure out if there is a way to disable the firewall on my Mortorola surfboard SBG900 Wireless Router, and if so how?


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2. Check your manual for instruction set for the "Firewall" settings.
You can also go to the manufacturers web site and check instructions set for the firewall settings.

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Configuring the Firewall for Gaming
By default, the SBG900 firewall is disabled.
If, as recommended, you enable the firewall, refer to the game’s documentation to ensure that the necessary ports are open for use by that game.
The pre-defined SBG firewall policies affect X-Box LiveTM as follows:
LOW: XBox Live data can pass through the firewall. No user action is required.
MEDIUM or HIGH: To enable X-Box Live traffic to pass, you must configure:
• Choose Custom on the Firewall > POLICY — basic Page • UDP 88:88 and UDP/TCP 3074:3074 on the Firewall > POLICY — advanced Page
Configuring Port Triggers
Because the SBG has pre-defined port triggers for games using any of the following applications, no user action is required to enable them:
• DirectX 7 and DirectX 8 • MSN Games by Zone.com • Battle.net®
For a list of games supported by Battle.net, visit http://www.battle.net.
You may need to create custom port triggers to enable other games to operate properly. If you set custom port triggers and enable the firewall, you must customize the firewall to allow traffic through those ports.
To create custom port triggers, use the Gateway > PORT TRIGGERS — custom Page.

SB900 USER GUIDE
The motorola guide has more information relating to port triggers.
If you download the pdf file, go to page 27 for Firewall settings and Page 35 for Gaming Settings..
More indepth information is there.
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Email problem


Hello,

You have to configure your Email client: Outlook, Outlook express, Thunderbird, ?
If you have created an account (and I believe you have if you are able to retrieve messages) Edit the account especially the outgoing mail server (name or IP adress of server, port of access if not the default, protocol )

It is possible that your firewall (if one is in effect) is preventing mail from going out. In that case you should configure your firewall to allow the Email program free access to the outside.

Hope it helps.

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For what reasons do you want to install a firewall on the wireless network? There may be valid one's I just need to understand what you want to achieve.

Here is another option to complete a different task that traditional firewalling will not stop.

If it is to secure the network from use by others outside those intended then there are other means that should be considered. The SBG900 supports WEP encryption -- where a password (or passphrase) is entered into the router and into each wireless adapter (assuming the wireless adapters also support WEP) of machines to connect to the router keeping those machines without the password off the network.

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Can't open my NAT


Hi there.. i had that problem too and i just solved it...
heres the thing..
first you go into the router setup page.. which is.. 192.168.100.1
go to the gateway tab
go to port forwarding tab
go to config
thenTemplate --> custom
Name--> whatever
Port start--> 88
Port end-->88
LAN IP address--> check on your xbox on network settings and copy the same ip address.
Enable --> checked
Then click add.
After that.. you will do the same thing but on the port option you will put 3074. add it ..
now your nat should be open. ;)

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