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Is "open" router a security issue?


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:12 AM

Hi.

 

When I use my xbox for online gameing it says "router type: NAT open", and that's ok.  But I guess that this means that when I'm on my computer the router is also "open" and I was not sure if that is a concern security wise?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:36 AM

If there are many neighbors near you, yes, if there are someone connect to internet via your router because they may many your network infected.(In case of wifi.)

In case of Ethernet, there won't be any problem. But if you set NAT to other mode there may have problem with your xbox connection.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:45 AM

There are close neighbours, but the router is password protected.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:46 AM

So there won't be any problem.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:07 AM

OK, thanks for your help.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:58 AM

No problem. :wink:


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