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wireless router pin-hole mode for security


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#1 mainer21

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

For maximum security, you can put your router or router/modem into pin-hole mode, where every port is blocked by default and you open only those services you need.

 

Does anybody know where I can find a tutorial for setting this type of security up.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 07:49 PM

Routers (all consumer ones, at least) operate in NAT mode, which is exactly what you describe. This is of course why port forwarding exists, to "poke holes". 


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 09:38 PM

If you are serious about router security you can load custom firmware onto many models.

 

Google DD-WRT for a good example.



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:15 PM

I currently have DD-WRT installed.



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 01:06 AM

Nice... well as long as you have it configured right there is little more you can do with a consumer router. Unless you get a pfsense of monowall type firmware firewall/router.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:42 AM

Small Office/Home Office Router Security. Produced 2011 by US-CERT, a government organization.

 

https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/HomeRouterSecurity2011.pdf






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