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Aspirant

NightHawk firewall?

Is there a firewall in a Nighthawk CM1150V. If so,how do you access it?

Model: CM1150V|DOCSIS 3.1 Nighthawk® Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem for XFINITY® Voice
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Sensei

Re: NightHawk firewall?

> Is there a firewall in a Nighthawk CM1150V. [...]

 

   No.  A CMxxxx model is a modem, not a (modem+)router.  "a firewall"
(whatever that means to you) would be a router function, not a modem
function.

 

   Is there some actual problem which you are trying to solve?

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual (at least).  Read.

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Aspirant

Re: NightHawk firewall?

Thank you, Sensei, for squashing me in my first post on this forum.

 

I was looking for some confirmation after reading the manuals. Xfinity, who the modem, and I guess switch because it has four ports, was "made for" said it did have a firewall. Though manuals had no mention of firewall capability.  Xfinity said I couldn't use their admin tools to access the device without renting their own version of it.

They also told me to contact the manufacturer, and the manufacturer, Netgear, told me to that I would need pay them to ask the question because the product was out of warranty, or that I could get my answer through their community forum. 

I'm probably going to need to get a router to go between my modem and my wifi router now. It will be interesting to see if I can find a company that wants me as their ignorant customer. 

Dracoverdi

retired spacecraft test engineer, database designer, and network administrator. 

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Sensei

Re: NightHawk firewall?

> [...] Xfinity, who the modem, and I guess switch because it has four
> ports, [...]

 

   Not really a switch.  Look for "Ethernet ports 1-4" in the User
Manual.  (Many people are disappointed when they discover what those
ports can and can't do.)

 

> [...] was "made for" [...]

 

   Widely available, not really "made for" Xfinity.

 

[...] said [...]

 

   "Xfinity" is not a person. I'd guess that you talked/listened to a
person.  Possibly not a well-informed one.  (These can be found working
for many companies, including Xfinity.)


> [...] it did have a firewall. [...]

 

   Trust no one, I always say.

 

> I'm probably going to need to get a router to go between my modem and
> my wifi router now. [...]

 

   Huh?  What?  Why?  If you want to use more than one client device
with a modem, then you'd normally need to connect the modem to a NAT
router, and then connect your devices to that router.  Or, if you want
wireless access, a _wireless_ (NAT) router.  Most likely, you don't want
two routers.

   What is your "my wifi router", and what's stopping you from
connecting it to the CM1150V (Ethernet port 1)?

 

>    Is there some actual problem which you are trying to solve?

 

   Still wondering.

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Aspirant

Re: NightHawk firewall?

OK you win.

 

I'll admit you answered my original question.

 

Then figuratively kicked me in the groin.

 

I'm not sure what your thought process is. Maybe you want only challenges that show off your true brilliance.

 

Fortunately, as you pointed out, you are just some person I talked to on the forum, who may or may not know what they are talking about.

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Sensei

Re: NightHawk firewall?

> I'm not sure what your thought process is. [...]

 

   Same here, regarding yours.  When faced with a problem description
which is ambiguous and lacks essential details, I tend to ask questions
in an attempt to make sense of it.  Why this seems to bother you is a
mystery to me.  For example:

 

> I'm probably going to need to get a router to go between my modem and
> my wifi router now. [...]

 

   If you read that, does it make sense to you?  Could you discern to
what "a router", "my modem", and "my wifi router" refer?  If so, then
you may be more clever/psychic than I.

 

   Would you rather be told that your problem description is unclear, or
just get answers based on guesswork based on sloppy and/or incomplete
information?  I could do it either way, but I prefer not posting
baseless drivel.


> >    Is there some actual problem which you are trying to solve?
>
>    Still wondering.

 

   Still true.

 

> [...] you are just some person I talked to on the forum, who may or
> may not know what they are talking about.

 

   Without a clear description of your gizmos, and how you are (or want
to be) using them, I'm perfectly willing to admit that my advice may be
of low quality.  Not my fault, I claim.  Geting answers to some basic
questions might help.

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Prodigy

Re: NightHawk firewall?

I own a CM1150V on Comcast. It is a modem only. NO firewall. You find firewalls in routers. 

Modem CM1150V
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