what is the firewall in my router?

August 13, 2015 at 04:35:10
Specs: windows
what is the firewall in my router? (TP-LINK Wireless N Router WR841N) and how to use it?
do i need this kind of firewall?

i've couple of devices on my network and i want things relatively secure.

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August 13, 2015 at 04:46:33

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August 13, 2015 at 16:09:17
Most people just leave router firewalls at their default settings. The firewall then adds to your security measures.

Router settings are accessed by typing something like in your browser address bar. Your router instructions should give the exact info. You next type a default router access "username" and "password". Often they are initially both set at admin, although you can (and should) change the password.

The settings are usually for quite specialised needs and not at all like, for example, the third party software Firewalls installed on computers,

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 13, 2015 at 17:04:26
If you haven't considered it you might:

Disable broadcasting of the ssid.

Enable mac address filtering.


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August 13, 2015 at 20:22:05
For best security you should have two firewalls, one a hardware firewall in your router and the other a software firewall on each computer connected to it. The routers firewall is already pretty much set up already for normal use, you just need to make sure you set your user name and log in as well as your password for making setting changes and securing them (as mentioned above). On the computers, Windows firewall works well for me and I see no reason to mess with it generally for normal use.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 14, 2015 at 10:19:02
thank you all

i'm working on your suggestions

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