Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?

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Is it possible to selectively disable my router's firewall only for
certain devices connected to it? Let me explain. There are two devices
connected to my router: my computer and a linksys cit400 skype phone.
I use the linksys phone for skype but with the router firewall ON
skype does not function. So can I turn off the firewall for the phone
but not the computer? If so how?


Re: Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?
fd97207@gmail.com says...
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That's because Linksys doesn't offer a firewall device.

If you had a firewall you could easily create rules to forward traffic
to your phone and to allow traffic out from it, without compromising
your network.

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Re: Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?
fd97207@gmail.com wrote:

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Since you're abusing MSIE as a webbrowser, I doubt that you're seriously
concerned for any security. Just turn it off for all devices.

Re: Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?
On Nov 6, 9:47 pm, fd97...@gmail.com wrote:
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Don't listen to those fools.  Your Linksys should allow you to set
forwarding rules or a DMZ bastion host.  You can configure the
firewall to make your SKype phone (for example) a host in the 'DMZ.'
While in the DMZ this host (called a bastion host) will pretty much be
open to the Internet.

Granted - the terms used are not really representative of a
traditional/REAL firewall topologies you would find outside of
someone's home but the idea is the same.

Try that and see how it works.


Re: Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?
sirus.cosmo@gmail.com says...
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Yea, and the DMZ is not a real DMZ like a proper firewall would offer.
It's on the same network as the LAN, so there is a good chance that the
LAN computers could be compromised.

What he really wants to do is get a better device, firewall with a real
DMZ, or just setup port forwarding in the LAN to the device.

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It's a freakin' HOME network - there's absolutely no reason why he
needs to go spend $500+ for a more robust firewall when the $100
Linksys does the job.



Re: Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?
sirus.cosmo@gmail.com says...
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How do you know?

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Gentlemen (and ladies),

I think there has been some misunderstanding. My router is Belkin Pre-
N F5D8230-4 v2 not linksys (re read my post). Could you explain me
what is DMZ? You may want to see my other thread here:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,19391059


Re: Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?

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AMR: That dumb german, Sebastian, and his sidekick "Leythos the Clown" always
do this kind of dance when someone asks a question. It's fun at first, then
boring, then killfile meat.

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Re: Can I selectively turn off my router's firewall only for certain devices connected to it?
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No, it's only people that don't want to admit that they have nothing to
protect that keep telling people that a firewall isn't necessary. While
A cheap appliance can e had for about $300, that's the lowest end of
what I've seen that I would ever consider for protecting a computer that
has any personal information on it.

You can live in the dream world where no persons computer is
compromised, where they don't have any information loss, where they
their identity means nothing, but most people don't live in your world.

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- Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a
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