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Standard User Kaltern
(regular) Wed 21-Sep-11 14:24:22
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Orange Netgear Router Firewall?


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Hi folks, I just connected to Orange via BTw, and all is good, except I am struggling with the Netgear firewall - I can't turn it off.

Is there a way to disable it, or is there a firmware I can update to which allows me to turn it off but keep NAT on? (as opposed to the option to turn it off and NAT off)

I tried to update the firmware, but the router spat it out saying it was incorrect.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 21-Sep-11 14:40:36
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What are you actually trying to get working?

There is no firewall as such, you can block various services, but by default not on in a Netgear. The NAT which drops unsolicited incoming packets is enabled, and the only way of bypassing this is to forward ports to a specific computer.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Kaltern
(regular) Wed 21-Sep-11 14:47:23
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hmm, well, I am playing Everquest 2, and since changing to this router, the game is acting very oddly - the game loads fine, but eventually kicks you out again after timing out.

Portforwarding does not seem to be effective, so I am at a loss right now as to what could be causing this issue.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 21-Sep-11 15:24:15
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So have you opened the following ports and ensured they are pointing at the correct machine...

Everquest 1024 - 6000
7000

TCP I believe

http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwardi...

Hint, the bit about the static IP for the computer.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Kaltern
(regular) Wed 21-Sep-11 15:39:01
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Yeah, I always set a static IP for my PC anyway as a matter of course. All ports were opened.

There are many more ports, mostly UDP too.

I'm in communication with a Sony tech now, he happens to have the same router for testing purposes, so he's checking it out for me too.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 21-Sep-11 15:55:53
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In reply to a post by Kaltern:
Yeah, I always set a static IP for my PC anyway as a matter of course. All ports were opened.

There are many more ports, mostly UDP too.

I'm in communication with a Sony tech now, he happens to have the same router for testing purposes, so he's checking it out for me too.
Hi Kaltern, on the port forwarding website they donít seem to have the Netgear DGN1000 router listed, the nearest will be the Netgear DGN2000 use that. wink

First cofigure your home network with Static IP Address http://portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm

Instructions for Netgear DGN2000 router http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwardi...

Orange WBC 20 Meg. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 21-Sep-11 16:36:57
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In reply to a post by Kaltern:
I tried to update the firmware, but the router spat it out saying it was incorrect.
Download the Netgear DGN1000 router upgrade firmware file and save it to your computer, then upgrade the router via Ethernet cable from the computer for safety. cool

http://support.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/1...

http://support.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1...

Orange WBC 20 Meg. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router

Edited by E7er (Wed 21-Sep-11 17:09:01)

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