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How can I enable stealth mode on my netgear router?

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    So I guess I'm (my equipment) is good.

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    Covington, La
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Ok...I had to close all my other tabs that were open and then it worked....here's my screen shot.

    Attachment 32813
    You only did one test. Look at this on the same page and select HOME and it will explain each test and can be selected on either page.

    Click image for larger version

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    How long does it take to run this test?
    like 3 seconds
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    You can go to Gibson Research and check their Forum but from what I see that port is for outgoing mail and your ISP is blocking any inbound traffic and in that case ShieldsUp will show it Closed.

    Jim
    So I'm safe with port 25 being labeled as closed, instead of stealth?
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Jcwisgod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    You can go to Gibson Research and check their Forum but from what I see that port is for outgoing mail and your ISP is blocking any inbound traffic and in that case ShieldsUp will show it Closed.

    Jim
    So I'm safe with port 25 being labeled as closed, instead of stealth?
    That certainly isn't something that I would worry about.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcwisgod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    You can go to Gibson Research and check their Forum but from what I see that port is for outgoing mail and your ISP is blocking any inbound traffic and in that case ShieldsUp will show it Closed.

    Jim
    So I'm safe with port 25 being labeled as closed, instead of stealth?
    That certainly isn't something that I would worry about.
    Thanks not gonna worry about it, I have my firewall enabled, and Windows Defender and Malwarebytes, I should be good.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    By default, the router blocks inbound traffic except replies to outbound traffic so all ports should be in stealth mode.
    Go to Gibson Research and run his ShieldsUp test and it will show you if any of your ports are at risk.

    https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2



    Jim

    Great info, grc makes web security interesting and easy to understand. Thanks for that link.
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  8. #18


    It's solved but I'm wondering about something, I have DSL at the house I'm at right now, and I'm connected through WIFI on a netgear router, but the router is bridged with a 2wire modem, which one will have the firewall and be blocking packets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcwisgod View Post
    It's solved but I'm wondering about something, I have DSL at the house I'm at right now, and I'm connected through WIFI on a netgear router, but the router is bridged with a 2wire modem, which one will have the firewall and be blocking packets?
    The gateway router that is providing DHCP is the one with the firewall and ports.

    So if the 2wire modem is really a modem/router then it would still be the gateway router providing DHCP.

    I'm not sure because I haven't checked the specs on the 2wire but I believe it's a modem/gateway.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcwisgod View Post
    It's solved but I'm wondering about something, I have DSL at the house I'm at right now, and I'm connected through WIFI on a netgear router, but the router is bridged with a 2wire modem, which one will have the firewall and be blocking packets?
    The gateway router that is providing DHCP is the one with the firewall and ports.
    Does that make a difference if I got a static ip address and I also noticed the internet connection is set to PPPoE instead of DHCP
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