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Registered: ‎2011-11-03

Disable firewall

Is there a way to disable the router firewall under Basic Settings, without disabling NAT?

On my DGND3700 (fw V1.0.0.17_1.0.17) The option to disable the firewall cannot be selected if NAT is enabled.
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Re: Disable firewall

probably not.

firewall disable will end up using for passing routable IP from your ISP.

you should still setup with firewall enabled.

share the issues of what is having a problem Smiley Happy
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Disable firewall

Seems like if you're looking to do this for just a single machine on your network you could set it as a DMZ server. It still gets NAT'd.
Advanced -> WAN Setup
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Re: Disable firewall

And this gives full firewall protection to other machines on your network that aren't the DMZ machine. You'd also want to set the DMZ machine up with a static IP to ensure that the intended machine was always the same one.
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Re: Disable firewall

Thanks for the responses.

jmizoguchi wrote:
probably not.

firewall disable will end up using for passing routable IP from your ISP.

you should still setup with firewall enabled.

share the issues of what is having a problem Smiley Happy


I have a Linux-based file player (not configurable) on the LAN that cannot browse Windows 7 shares. It can browse the shares if both NAT and the firewall are disabled.

w3wilkes wrote:
Seems like if you're looking to do this for just a single machine on your network you could set it as a DMZ server. It still gets NAT'd.
Advanced -> WAN Setup


Putting either the file player or the Windows 7 pc in the DMZ makes no difference.

I have just tried a different router where the firewall and NAT can be disabled separately. Browsing only works with NAT disabled. So it looks more like a NAT than a firewall issue.
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Re: Disable firewall

I have a Linux-based file player (not configurable) on the LAN that cannot browse Windows 7 shares. It can browse the shares if both NAT and the firewall are disabled.


Not sure the exact to say but you should see each other with NAT enabled.

What kind a third party firewall you are using?
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Disable firewall

jmizoguchi wrote:
Not sure the exact to say but you should see each other with NAT enabled.

What kind a third party firewall you are using?

I agree that it should be able to browse through NAT.

The problem occurs with no third party firewall or antivirus installed on the system, and the Windows firewall turned off.

The media player discovers the Windows pc, but will not display the shares.

Another media player on the network has no such problems discovering the shares and shared files.

It looks like a SMB browsing limitation of the problem media player through NAT.

Maybe the Netgear techs have encountered similar problems? Do you know of any firmware betas for the DGND3700 that attempt to address this issue?

Regards
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