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SBG6580-2: Firewall Setup

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How do I configure the firewall in SBG6580-2?
The SBG6580-2 Firewall has various settings related to blocking or exclusively allowing different types of data through the router from the Internet to the home network.  Even if specific web content is allowed on the computer level, it can be blocked on the router / gateway level using the firewall options.  By default, the Firewall is set at the Low level.  This document describes how to setup the SBG6580-2 firewall.

NOTE: It is recommended to keep the firewall between Low and High level.

Firewall Setup
  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page will appear.

    NOTE: A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager.  There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager.  For instructions to by-pass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.
  2. On the Login page, enter admin or a customized username in the Username field.
  3. Enter password or a customized password in the Password field.

    NOTE: On later versions of the SBG6580-2, the Wi-Fi Security Key is used as the default admin password printed on the bottom while label.  For assistance with Web Manager Access, refer to article # 18752 – SBG6580-2: Web Manager Access.

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  4. Click the Login button.  The Home page will appear.

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  5. Move the mouse-cursor over Firewall on the main menu and click the Protection Level link on the sub-menu.  The Firewall - Protection Level page will appear.  

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  6. On the Firewall - Protection Level page under the Firewall Protection Level section, click the Firewall Protection Setting drop-down menu and select the level of protection (Low, Medium or High).  The following are descriptions for each option: 
    • Off - Default setting.  No security, highest risk.  No services are restricted.
    •  Low - Minimum security, higher risk.  No services are restricted
    • Medium - Safe configuration, modest risk.  Port Forwarding and DMZ setup will be blocked and some services are restricted.  Click here to see Allowed Services list.
    • High - Safest configuration, highest security.  Port Forwarding and DMZ setup will be blocked and some services are restricted.  Click here to see Allowed Services list.
  7. Under the Firewall Settings section, check the Block Fragmented IP Packets box to prevent all fragmented IP Packets from passing through the firewall.
  8. Check the Port Scan Detection box to detect and block port scan activity from the Internet and in the home network.
  9. Check the IP Flood Detection box to detect and block packet floods originating from the Internet and in the home network.    
  10. Click the Apply button under the Firewall Protection Level section.  A restart is not required, as the Firewall settings will immediately go into effect.

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Allowed Services List
The following table list the type of services allowed by Firewall Protection levels.

Allowed ServicesFirewall Protection
AIM / ICQ5190TCPAllowedAllowedAllowedBlocked
DNS53TCP / UDPAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowed
HTTP Alternate8080TCPAllowedAllowedAllowedBlocked
IPSec NAT-T4500TCPAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowed
Radius1812TCP / UDPAllowedAllowedAllowedBlocked
Steam Friends1200UDPAllowedAllowedAllowedBlocked
XBOX Live3074TCP / UDPAllowedAllowedAllowedBlocked
World of Warcraft3724TCP / UDPAllowedAllowedAllowedBlocked
Yahoo Messenger5050UDPAllowedAllowedAllowedBlocked
Other ServicesAllowedAllowedBlockedBlocked



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