How to Disable Firewall on Linksys Router

The Linksys routers provide a standard firewall security to protect your router’s network from unnecessary traffic. Before you can use the Firewall security service on the router, you have to enable the Firewall protection service. In case you want to turn off the Firewall service of the Linksys router, follow the below steps

Router-Computer connection

  • Switch on the Linksys router and note down the IP address of the router.
  • For a wireless network connection, you need to know network SSID and the network password.
  • Then, enable the Wi-Fi router network and go to the Wi-Fi connection settings on the search for the router wireless network.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network SSID and type the network password to connect the computer to the wireless network.
  • If it is a wired network connection, then use an Ethernet cable to connect the LAN port of the router and the computer.

Router configuration

  • Launch the web browser on the computer and enter the IP address of the Linksys router to open the router login page.
  • Enter the Username and the Password to access the router’s configuration page.
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To disable firewall service

  • Navigate to the Security tab, then select the Firewall menu.
  • Click the radio button of Disabled of the SPI Firewall Protection menu to turn off Firewall settings.
  • Select the Save Settings button to save all the firewall settings.
  • You can also use internet filters such as:
  • Filter Anonymous Internet Requests to protect the network from intruders who want to access your network data.
  • Filter Multicast feature allows the router to transmit data multiple times to the same recipient at once.
  • Filter Internet NAT Redirection helps to perform port forwarding on the router in order to block the computers on the network to access the server.
  • Filter IDENT port ensures that the external devices do not scan port 113 of the router.

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