1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 50
    Windows 10 64bit
       18 Sep 2016 #1

    Should I disable my modem firewall when I have a router?

    I have a modem, and a netgear nighthawk R7000 router. I do not use the modem for wireless, as I have a router. Does my modem's firewall need to be on or does the router take care of that? And, is windows firewalll not good enough?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,310
    win 10 Insider
       18 Sep 2016 #2

    NEVER NEVER turn off the modem firewall. The Internet teems with probes looking for non-firewalled modems.
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,084
    EL Capitan
       18 Sep 2016 #3

    Your gateway uses IPTables. It needs to stay enabled. You are fine to not enable your firewall on your Operating Systems, while being behind your home gateway.
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