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Does my Linksys Router Need Securing?


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Just curious if I need to do more to secure my router and network. I have a wired network via a Linksys router and two computers that are connected to it. I have always been under the impression that just connecting a router to my computers sets up a firewall and is sufficient for home use.
If I'm wrong, please let me know what I should do to secure my setup.

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I have always been under the impression that just connecting a router to my computers sets up a firewall and is sufficient for home use.

only if the router in question has a firewall built in, if not, then there's obviously no advantage here. even if the router does have a firewall, you have to assume that it's configured correctly, and then you have to assume that it's actually a good firewall. that's a lot of assumptions.

without knowing the router model we can't answer those questions.

also, if it's a wireless router and you have the wireless component turned on, then you need to secure said wireless component. you also need to change the default administration password for the router as well
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Thanks for the response. The router is a Lynksys RT31P2. It is a wired network.
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