Most of the Netgear routers come included with an inbuilt firewall to safeguard your network from intruders attack. By default, the firewall rules on Netgear router will block and stop any unauthorized access to the Local Area Network if you have enabled the firewall security. Remote Access to the LAN applications or systems will only be possible if you have added an inbound/ outbound rule to the router. Inbound firewall rules are set of protocols that let access the LAN services via the Internet; the default rules deny all incoming network requests.
Whereas outbound firewall rules would block or deny access to the Internet via the LAN devices, the default rule permits all outgoing traffic. If you’re unable to connect your LAN devices to the Internet, play online games via Netgear router, or the firewall prevented various applications to run properly via the Internet, try to setup Inbound/Outbound firewall rules on your router. To configure it, either you can contact phone number for Netgear support, or you can follow the steps given below:
- Launch Internet browser and input the http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar, and then click ‘Enter.’
- Provide the login credentials in the appropriate fields; enter ‘admin’ for username and ‘password’ for the password. If you have changed your default password, provide your customized password once prompted.
- Click the ‘Firewall Rules’ option on the left panel under the ‘Security’ section, followed by the ‘Add’ button on the type of rule that you want to add.
- Choose the preferred ‘Service’ from the list. If required, you can describe a customized service. To add a new Service, continue these steps:
- Click the ‘Services’ option under the ‘Security’ section on the left panel.
- Click on the ‘Add Custom Service’ button.
- Provide a Name to the new service.
- Choose the Type of rule that the service will use.
- Enter the ‘Starting’ and ‘Ending’ port.
- Click the ‘Apply’ button to complete the process of adding a new custom service.
5. Choose the correct action for packets enclosed for this rule under ‘Action.’ For describing the Schedule used in these collections, click the ‘Schedule’ option available on the Content Filtering or Security section.
6. Type the system’s IP address on the LAN under the ‘Send to LAN Server’ box, which will get the incoming/outgoing traffic protected by this rule.
7. Choose the ‘WAN Users’ option. This setting describes which protocol shelters packets; depend on their source of IP address.
8. Select the ‘Log’ option that determines which packets protected by this rule are recorded. Try to choose the particular action. Click the ‘Apply’ button to save your changes.
However, if you find any difficulties while settings up incoming/outgoing firewall rules on your Netgear router or have any issues while accessing the Internet, just try to avail customer support for Netgear router and solve out your router problems in no time.