In this blog, we will be covering how to setup firewall on Xfinity gateway, Don’t worry If you haven’t set up a firewall yet or don’t know how to do it, because we are here to tell you all about the firewalls.
Let’s start with knowing what is a Firewall and why should you bother to set it up in your network.
What Is a Firewall and It’s Use?
A firewall is a security system that monitors or controls the traffic on the network based on security rules or settings. In simple language, it’s a barrier between your local network and the internet.
The primary reason for using a firewall is to prevent your network from malicious traffic, Firewall will stop any kind of traffic that is harmful to your network and make sure the network is safe.
Another use case of a firewall is for content filtering, For example, a school or library can configure the firewall to prevent network users to access adult material. Similarly, In some countries, the government use firewall that prevents people inside that country to access illegal websites.
How To Setup Firewalls on Xfinity Gateway?
Follow the given steps to set up a firewall on your Xfinity gateway:
Step 1: Connect to the Xfinity gateway network via mobile phone or pc.
Step 3: You will see a login page, enter the default username and password, that is admin/password (In most cases)
Step 5: After logging in into the router panel, Go to Gateway > Firewall
Step 6: Choose either IPv4 or IPv6
Step 7: Choose an option based on your need:
- Maximum Security (High): If you want your network to have the best possible security level then you should use it but this option blocks most of the programs except email, iTunes, Web Browsers, and VPN.
- Typical Security (Medium): This is the most ideal setting you can choose and we also recommend going with this setting it can allows most of the services but block applications that work on the pear-to-pear network e.g. uTorrent
- Minimum Security (Low): This is the default setting it is already enabled when you setting up the wireless gateway. It allows all the secure apps and services.
- Custom Security: This setting is for advanced users who like to enable or disable certain websites or services, if you want, you can completely disable the firewall.
Step 8: After choosing the above setting, Click on Save Setting to save the changes.
Tip: If your PC or Gateway already have a Firewall, then it can cause some interference, therefore, We recommend enabling one Firewall
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In this internet world, a Firewall is a must-have setting in the network because it can protect you from various types of Malware, virus, and malicious activities.
We hope you will understand how to setup firewall on the Xfinity gateway and the benefits of having a firewall. If we missed out on something or you have any suggestions then you should comment down below where other readers will see and know it.