Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
I have two questions for you.
How secure is this router . For example if I let in a virus by opening an attachment that turns out to be a trojan will the router try to prevent it from communicating with its homebase. I know that if the router is configured properly you should be invisible to attack coming in. I have heard that a lot of routers and firewalls usually only protect you one way. Is this true?
I thought about adding an additional firewall but would this work with the router. Right now I am using two computers setup through wired only.I thought about ZoneAlarm only because it claims to protect you both ways in case you accidentally let something on your computer that gets by.
Thanks for your help. Forrest.
First of all, good questions.
To answer your first question, most linksys routers come with firewalls, but im not positive about this particular one.
Now for youur second one, installing a firewall ill work with linksys, Zonealarm is good, I also reccomend AVG.
Even if the router comes with a firewall, I would install one anyway, to be safe.
Hope this helps, and good luck :)
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
the router to the factory defaults will delete any changes you have
made to the router, including any security settings. This should be used
as a last resort.
The first method involves simply pressing a button located on the back of the router. The image below (courtesy of Linksys) shows where the button is located.
Linksys WRT54G Reset Button Location
To reset your router, use the following steps:
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