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Should I disable these router features for security?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:29 PM

The first is called WAN Ping and it's currently enabled.

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If you enable this feature, the WAN port of your router will respond to ping requests from the Internet that are sent to the WAN IP Address.

The other one is GAMING MODE and is also enabled.

Should I disable them?

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:42 PM

unless you have a RDP or a VPN connection setup in the router i would say disable the ping setting......if you did have one of these connections setup you could use ping to ensure connectivity or troubleshoot......
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:29 AM

What's RDP and VPN?

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:20 AM

sorry....RDP is remote desktop protocol and VPN is virtual private network

these would allow you to gain access to your network from anywhere via the web.....
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:31 PM

Well, I guess I'll turn off WAN ping since I'm not really planning a remote connection to my computers.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:09 PM

There's another one - Multicast Streams. Also enabled. Should I turn it off?




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