Setting up a hardware firewall is an obvious first step to making sure your network is well protected. Even the most basic router has several different types of firewall settings—without proper configuration, you’ll either leave your system wide open, or so restricted that no one can get work done.
So, we need to do something to protect our networks … from the evil that is the internet, … and we also need to protect the internet … And we do that through something called a firewall. … Now a firewall is really more of a verb than a thing. … To firewall means to block traffic based on … you can block certain incoming port numbers, … on your firewall more than anything else. … is right at the edge of your network, … and most of the time that means putting firewall … features into a SOHO router like this one. … Now you're going to see a lot of differences in terms … of the functionality of these, but there's a few terms … Number one, if we're going to be setting up a firewall, … we might want to block something like, … we don't want anybody playing Steam games … between nine and five o'clock. … We're creating a access control list, and that defines … what people can or can not do in terms of their access. … Now there's a lot of ways to get into this, … but one of the terms we use is known as …
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The eight-part CompTIA A+ (220-1002): Cert Prep series was designed to help IT professionals prepare to take and pass the Core 2 (220-1002) exam, one of two required exams for the CompTIA A+ certification. In this installment of the series, CompTIA expert Mike Meyers helps you get up to speed with the essential networking concepts covered on the exam. Mike covers how to troubleshoot hardware failures, work with connections, and use the Windows Firewall. Plus, he goes over Active Directory, port forwarding, and wireless encryption.
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