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AbesBro
01-29-2009, 06:23 AM
Question:
Wireless router is not connected to wan only to lan.
Is there any reason to enable firewall on router.

(wireless is secured with : Wep,disable broadcast ssid,mac filtering)

thanks

TimeCode
01-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Wireless router is not connected to wan only to lan.
Is there any reason to enable firewall on router.
If the router and entire network IS NOT connected to the Internet, there is no need for a firewall as it blocks packets going in and out... Not staying within.

But, having it installed won't hurt anything and will be helpful in the event that someone decides to get Internet service without telling you.

abe
01-29-2009, 09:52 PM
yeah use the firewall anyway it won't hurt.

Abe

AbesBro
01-29-2009, 10:32 PM
Thanks for your thoughts