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More flexible firewall for Verizon FIOS

More flexible firewall for Verizon FIOS

Contributor Sluggo
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-01-2017
Message 1 of 3

I currently have the G-1100 router.  It's built in firewall does not have much flexibility.  I want to configure multiple rules per user.  I'm thinking that what I need to do is to buy an external firewall and connected to the router - most likely between the router and the FIOS line so that wireless is covered as well as regular Ethernet.  Have any of you done this?  Do you have Firewall recommendations?  Is there a router upgrade that would cover this?

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Registered: ‎11-04-2008
Message 2 of 3

If you have FIOS TV service with FIOS STBs, this could be problematic.

You would need to ensure that all the appropriate ports are open to support STB comms.

If you don't have STBs, then you can actually replace the FIOS router with any router you desire.

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Contributor zigzag3948
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-03-2017
Message 3 of 3

Easiest solution is put whatever firewall you want behind the FIOS router (connect new firewall wan port to one of the FIOS router lan ports). Forward all ports (or whatever ports you need) on the FIOS router to this firewall. Then configure your firewall rules on the new firewall as desired.


Your STBs will be unaffected. They will still connect to the FIOS router via moca to get their guide data, etc. 

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