09-01-2015 10:03 AM
TW Cable has provided me with an Arris combination modem & router. I want to make sure the settings are correct for the best security. When I log into the web site for the Arris router I see these settings on the "Firewall" tab:
Firewall Enable/Disable CHECKED
DoS Attack Protection UNCHECKED
Block Pings UNCHECKED
IPSec Pass Through CHECKED
PPTP Pass Through CHECKED
L2TP Pass Through CHECKED
Block Fragmented IP Packets UNCHECKED
What settings (if any) should be changed fo better security? I am not familiar with most of the terms on those lines, but I am concerned that "DoS Atack Protection" is unchecked.
On a related security topic, a TWC technician told me it was unwise to change the SSID network name and pre-shared key (password) from the ARRIS default, as it might slow down the connection. Has anyone heard about that?