I installed my new Balance 20 today, so far so good! Thanks again to Cobus Grobbelaar :).
I have a question on the firewall and port forwarding, please. The port forwarding is not working, so I want to make sure that I’m doing things correctly…
Here is what I did at first:
I have set the firewall to deny all inbound requests (although the Balance 20 does respond to ICMP ping requests).
I set up the port forwarding rules… for example for my Slingbox, I have TCP and UPD requests on port 5024 forwarding to my Slingbox on the LAN. When I do WAN side security tests, it show that port 5024 is stealthed.
Since this did not work, this is what I did next:
- I went into the firewall and allowed TCP and UDP ports 5024… now the WAN side security test shows that the port is open, as it should.
On my old router running Tomato, the port forwarding rules “overruled” the firewall for those specific ports…
So my question: Do I need to set up both the firewall and the port forwarding?