Firewall setup

  bgc2668 19:35 01 Apr 2004
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I am using an ethernet adsl moden router to connect to the internet now, so I can be online with my pc an ps2 at the same time. I am using NIS 2003, but if use Shields Up to check the security it tells me that I have failed and that my computer is responding. There are no open ports, only closed or stealth. Also there is a ping reply.

If I connect using my PCI adsl modem and run the test again there are no problems.

NIS is enabled and says it is protecting the connection.

  VoG II 19:47 01 Apr 2004

How interesting! I have just rub ShieldsUp! in response to another thread and have got an identical result going through a router to cable modem. With direct connection to modem it does not respond to pings. I presume it must be the router that is responding to pings.

I would't worry too much - it just mean that other 'puters can tell you are there but as all your ports are blocked/stealthed there's not a lot a "hacker" could do, even if they were interested in home PCs.

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