posted on May, 14 2012 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by LightSpeedDriver
I know nothing about your setup but assuming you are behind a home adsl/cable router, there is no way a machine on the internet can reach behing your
Worst advice.... ever....
If you can connect out, they can connect it, it's up to you to secure the connection, your ISP modem doesn't secure anything, even if it's a router,
you have to configure the firewall yourself.
Why? Because just being connected is leaving you open, if your isp modem stopped all incoming attacks, you wouldn't need a firewall, or antivirus,
oh, and also the entire internet would stop working.
Most isp modems / routers are basically running NAT. You've got a single external IP address out to your ISP network, then your modem/router hands
out DHCP addresses to your clients in the network, usually in a 192.168.x.x network.
The datamodem does the network address translation between that internal network and the external network (and internet)
This is why, if you have a friend try to ping your internal address, it doesn't work, but if they try to ping your modem it does. It's by no means a
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