Is there a way I can turn off Time Capsule's firewall?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Hagbart, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Hagbart macrumors newbie

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    Hi @ all

    This is my first post so please exuse any mistakes from my side..

    My question is quite simple: How can I turn off the TimeCapsules Firewall?

    I have bought myself an Hardware Firewall whitch I will be using instead..:cool:

    Thanks for any help.

    Hagbart
     
  2. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately you can't, unless you decide to run it in bridge mode.
     
  3. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to turn it off. You can have several hardware firewalls in series. The first firewall in the WAN path from the modem will do all the work. Also, most recent cable/ADSL modems also contain firewalls. The TC's NAT firewall is in the address translation from your ISP's IP address to your local network's IP addresses.
     
  4. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    This is true however.

    I was just answering the question as it is ;)
     
  5. Hagbart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks & Question

    Thanks for all of you replies.. :)

    Does this mean the TC will just redirect if the ports forwarding is set on the HW-Firewall that is between the modem and the TC?
     
  6. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    No. If you want port forwarding it will have to be set up on both devices. The TC will view the first firewall's output as the internet.

    By saying that the first firewall in the series will do all the work, I meant that it will block worms and other exploits. If the first firewall is a true firewall, it will do more than the TC's NAT firewall, such as performing packet inspection. The third firewall level will be the OS X firewall. If the first firewall uses NAT, you may have a problem. Check this:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1323629
     

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