By default, the NETGEAR Firewall rules will block and prevent any unauthorized access to your Local Area Network (LAN). Remote access to the LAN devices or applications will only be possible after an inbound or outbound firewall rule is added to the router/gateway. Inbound firewall rules are set of rules that would allow or permit access to the LAN services from the Internet — the default rule blocks all incoming service requests. On the other hand, Outbound firewall rules would prevent or deny access to the Internet from the LAN devices — the default rule allows all outgoing traffic.
The steps below will show you how to configure inbound/outbound firewall rules:
1. Open Internet browser and access http://192.168.0.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.
2. Enter admin for username and password for password. If you have changed the default password, please enter your customized password when prompted.
3. On the left panel under Security (Content Filtering, for older devices) , click Firewall Rules.
4. Click the Add button under the type of rule (Outbound or Inbound) that you would like to add.
5. Select the desired Service from the list. If necessary, you can define a customized service. To add a new customized Service, follow these steps:
6. Under Action, select the appropriate action for packets covered for this rule.
7. Under the Send to LAN server field, enter the IP address of the PC or Server on your LAN which will receive the inbound or outbound traffic covered by this rule.
8. Select an option for WAN Users. This setting determine which packets are covered by the rule, based on their source (WAN) IP address. Here are the options:
9. Select an option under Log. This determines whether packets covered by this rule are logged. Select the desired action.
10. Click on Apply button.