Open port - how do I close it?

  y_not 20:38 21 Nov 2003

Having just successfully installed a router (and relegated the network hub to a box in the loft) I was delighted to find out how easy it was to do.

But I ran a check at and it reported that one port was open.

Can anyone explain how I can close this, please?

Router is Belkin Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router: three PC's (all Win2k) hard-wired and one laptop on wireless (again win2k) I have sorted how to get to the set-up screens but not how to close this port.

Many thanks


  powerless 20:38 21 Nov 2003

Port #?

  y_not 20:39 21 Nov 2003

port 155

  y_not 07:12 22 Nov 2003

For anyone else that wants to know: -

By default port number 80 and port no 515 are open but no one will be able to access the ports from outside the network. They can only access these ports from with the same network.

  Stuartli 08:51 22 Nov 2003

So what's the problem?

  y_not 10:52 22 Nov 2003

When I replied to Powerless I got the numbers mixed (typed 155 should have typed 515).

Finally got an answer from Belkin so, shoould anyone else want to know why the port is open , the answer is accessible

  Stuartli 12:51 22 Nov 2003

Ports have to be open for access to be gained..:-)

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