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    Angry BEFSR41 Router Firewall

    i just wanna turn off the hardware firewall somehow. im not worried about hackers if thy get in my comp then the will be begging me to get out. i just wanna know how to shut this off so i can actually use my internet

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    I don't believe you can, and your nuts if you don't want to use a firewall. You must not value your privacy, care if your pc gets hacked and crashed by a trojan or you help a hacker mask his hacking skills by using your pc as a proxy? The firewall doesn't hinder your connection one bit so there is no reason not to use it.

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    If you REALLY want to expose your PC to the world, set that PC up as a DMZ host. I really wouldnt do that if I were you though.
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    a hacker wouldnt want in my computer i was mess his up baaaad. and that DMZ host doesnt work

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    You wouldn't have this problem if you had a "stateful" firewall. The Linksys and D-Link offerings are "stateless" firewalls. In order to do such things as play online games, you often have to place the game PC in a DMZ (i.e. not firewalled). A "stateful" firewall eliminates such requirements.

    Stateful firewalls analyze incoming packets to associate them with outgoing traffic. This requires fewer customizations to get online gaming to work properly. When I used a stateless software firewall, I had to create numerous custom rules to accomodate gaming. Many stateless hardware firewalls like the BEFSR41 have the added problem that you cannot create custom rules. When I began using the Webramp 700s stateful firewall, all this changed. I can do everything I need to do with its default settings, but if necessary, I can create custom rules for special requirements.

    The Webramp 700s is a nice little firewall that is no longer made or supported by its original manufacturer Ramp Networks. Ramp Networks was bought out by Nokia and then sold to SonicWall. Many SonicWall models have their origins in Webramp designs. The 700s is still available from various sources at a tenth of their original price.

    The 700s was very easy to setup, but this ease may be due to my experience with firewalls and computer networks. In any event, there was very little to do and the default rules work fine for me. I have yet to need to create custom rules. In addition, scans of my network from outside services indicate it is well secured.

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