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Mastatsan

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Since no one has replied to my other topic in quite some time, I'll move my questions over here.

1. The question I asked before. How do I temporarily disable the firewall on a linksys router.

2. Is there a way to keep from going into the router settings and clicking "connect" every time the power goes out for a few seconds?
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1. The question I asked before.  How do I temporarily disable the firewall on a linksys router.

You can not disable the firewall, however you can place your computer into 'DMZ' -- this forwards all ports to that computer (same thing as disabling the firewall). Go here, select your Linksys router from the list provided, and choose 'Setting up a DMZ for the Linksys XXXXX'. Follow the instructions.
Note: I would highly recommend that you simply forward the necessary ports to your computer, rather than going into DMZ; and if it is absolutely necessary for you to enter DMZ, then you should only remain in DMZ for as long as necessary (Unless you have a Software-based firewall installed on your computer).

2. Is there a way to keep from going into the router settings and clicking "connect" every time the power goes out for a few seconds?

Why does the power go out?

Edited by Dan G, 11 May 2005 - 03:56 AM.

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1. Thanks, I'll try that sometime.

2. Sometimes it just does.. Storms and such. in our neighborhood the powerlines are still above ground.. totally retro!
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Sometimes a Linksys router will go into 'Standby' when it detects that all connected computers are turned off -- when the power goes out, is your router's standby light on? If it is, then simply press the button located on the side of your router (my button is a blue button, but depending on your model, it may vary), and this will re-enable your router.
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