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Firewall No longer on my gateway

dylan1111
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Firewall No longer on my gateway

Hello  I have shut my wifi off.   Is that why firewall is not showing up under the gateway.

dylan1111
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Re: Firewall No longer on my gateway

I shut off wifi by enablig bridge mode.  On my netgear router.

Is that why my firewall is set to low and there isn't an option for firewall right now under the gateway at a glance.

EG
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Re: Firewall No longer on my gateway

Right. When you put it into bridge mode, it only functions as a straight cable modem. There are no more routing / firewall functions. It would now be up to the firewall in your stand-alone router.



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dylan1111
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Re: Firewall No longer on my gateway

Thank you.

dylan1111
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Re: Firewall No longer on my gateway

Actually one more question.  My gateway still says firewall set to low.  But the reason I can't change it because I have enabled bridge mode right.   What do you mean it would be up to the firewall in the router without wifi on?   Like I said I am using the netgear model. 

 

Would I have to turn on wifi to turn the firewall to high.  After doing that if I turn bridge mode back on will the firewall remain high?   Will it serve any purpose without the wifi on? 

 

So just using the netgear router with ethernet connections does it matter if the firewall is set to low or high? 

EG
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Re: Firewall No longer on my gateway


@dylan1111 wrote:

Actually one more question.  My gateway still says firewall set to low.  But the reason I can't change it because I have enabled bridge mode right. 

 

Right.

 

  What do you mean it would be up to the firewall in the router without wifi on?   Like I said I am using the netgear model. 

 

I simply mean that your hardware firewall protection and settings would now be exclusively done in the Netgear router..

 

Would I have to turn on wifi to turn the firewall to high.  After doing that if I turn bridge mode back on will the firewall remain high?   Will it serve any purpose without the wifi on? 

 

No. Forget about that gateway device firewall. Effectively, it no longer exists in bridge mode.

 

So just using the netgear router with ethernet connections does it matter if the firewall is set to low or high? 

 

No.


 



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