Antiontec MI424WR Firewall settings

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Antiontec MI424WR Firewall settings

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Can someone please explain to me the difference between the Medium and Low settings. I know the Low setting is supposed to accept in inbound and outbound traffic.


When I tested the firewall at GRC.com with the Medium and Low settings and my Windows 7 firewall turned off both pass the Shields Up test showing no open ports.

 

Since the Low setting accepts inbound connection I would of thought there would of been some open ports.  Also since  Low passed the Shield Up test is there any reason to use the medium setting?

 

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No one has any ideas or feedback on this topic???

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Don't use low.  Instead open incoming as needed. 

 

Its really only meant for people who don't want to deal with security rules and don't feel the internet is a dangerous place. 

 

The security checks you mentioned often don't detect if the ports are blocked, but only if anything responds.  And if your windows firewall is setup correctly you PROBABLY are protected anyway.  But the more security walls the better chance you will be protected.  commercial firewalls have at least two walls and the outside really only can talk to appliances/servrers between the firewalls, that then only forward authorized communication to specific servers beyound the next firewall.  Really good setups have even those servers isolated from truly internal networks and even firewalls seperating the core servers and mainframes from the regular employee network.

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Reference:

Verizon FiOS Router MI424WR User Manual, Section 6
Configuring Security Settings
6.2 Firewall

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Thanks for the replies.
I have read the user manual, but it did not answer my question adequately.

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