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Stop returning pings

By drensmith
Nov 23, 2012
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  1. I have windows 7 64bit pc. im trying to have good security, however my pc is returning pings. ports are in stealth mode, need instruction to get pc to stop returning pings,,,thanx
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    The important issue is to stop PING from the wan side of the router - - the Lan side doesn't matter at all (ie web users cant access it)

    log into your router and look for the setting in the WAN config page
     
  3. drensmith

    drensmith TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Will try,,thanx
     
  4. drensmith

    drensmith TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Um...wan side,,, my side? lol
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    Guess you can't find the Internet side of the router (ie commonly called the WAN -- Wide Area Network).
    Give me the make/model of your router and I'll see how to guide you further
     
  6. drensmith

    drensmith TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Thanx so much.
    D-LINK
    model DSL-2750B
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    To access the router config, use your browser and type 192.168.1.1 as the url - hit enter

    HOWEVER, this device does not have the option to allow/disable ping from the Internet.
    While disallowing ping reply is 'nice to have', it is by no means a silver bullet to protect you.
    There are other technologies at work such as your Anti-Virus and the Win/7 firewall.

    Sleep well
     
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  8. drensmith

    drensmith TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Maximum SecurityInbound Policy: Reject.
    Remote Administration settings will override the inbound security policy.
    Outbound Policy: Reject.
    Outbound access is allowed to the following services: DHCP, DNS, IMAP, SMTP, POP3, HTTPS, HTTP, FTP, Telnet.
    would this security be better?

    I also saw a ip distribution thingy that was enabled,,,should I un-enable it?

    Virtural wan is disabled,,,whatever that means
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    this is used for systems JOINED to a Domain
    low security impact, but high usability impact - - every application would then need to have an ALLOW rule
    Deny SMTP
    not IMO. the win/7 defaults are good enough, unless you're concerned about some keylogger phoning home, in which case you would DENY outbound port 25 and then add an ALLOW for that same port from specifically your email reader
    never heard of this
     


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