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How can I enable stealth mode on my netgear router?


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#1
How do I enable stealth mode on my netgear router? My model is: N300 Wireless Gigabit Router WNR3500l
 

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#2
I think you are referring to turning off SSID broadcast which will be on the wireless set up page.

This would prevent casual users from seeing the routers wireless signal although there are still plenty of ways around this.

The setting is listed under Getting Started with Netgear Genie which is #2 under contents, page 27 shows where the setting is in the link below.

http://documentation.netgear.com/wnr3500lv2/enu/202-10832-01/usermanual.pdf

You just need to uncheck where it says Enable SSID Broadcast.
 

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#3
I meant like, stealth ports if a port scan is performed on my IP address etc, but that is helpful too, I'd give you rep points but it says I need to spread some more around first for some reason.
 

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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 :cool:
 

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#5
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 :cool:
I ran one earlier, I'll post the screenshot below of what it said.
Screenshot: Screenshot by Lightshot
Screenshot#2: Screenshot by Lightshot

Every port is 'stealthed' besides port 25 which is closed, any idea why it's doing that?
 

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How long does it take to run this test?
 

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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 :cool:
 

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#9
It's been running/working or just sitting there for over 5 minutes....hmm?
 

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#10
Ok...I had to close all my other tabs that were open and then it worked....here's my screen shot.

ports.PNG
 

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#11
So I guess I'm (my equipment) is good.
 

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Ok...I had to close all my other tabs that were open and then it worked....here's my screen shot.

View 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.

ShieldsUp.PNG

Jim :cool:
 

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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 :cool:
So I'm safe with port 25 being labeled as closed, instead of stealth?
 

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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 :cool:
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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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 :cool:
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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#17
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 :cool:

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

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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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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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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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