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What is the downside of turning off Block Anonymous Internet Requests on my routher?


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#1 Steve Dave

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 12:34 AM

It was the only way to get my DS to connect but could turning that option off lead to problems?
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#2 Steve Dave

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:24 PM

Anyone?
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#3 SOSTrooper

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 09:14 AM

Probably next to none. But now that you told us you turned it off.... ;)

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#4 CYRiX

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 08:33 PM

Uhhh people may hack in and take all of your stuff on your computer and crap. But if your not in the city or in a place where wardrivers drive your good.
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#5 Zing

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:03 PM

It was the only way to get my DS to connect but could turning that option off lead to problems?


Basically this feature enables "stealth" mode, which means that your router will not respond to unsolicited packets coming in. This means you will be unpingable and anyone doing a port scans will not even see a computer at your IP.