Re: Router ports to open and UDP or TCP?
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Thanks, Jim. At this stage I'm reluctant to do ANYTHING that could mess things up.
The only time I've ever gotten a virus was when my grandchildren were little and my granddaughter liked fairy books. My daughter and I were on the phone and I was at the computer and wondered if there were any fairy books written for boys. Now I think for a moment before I google anything. :)
I also only use Windows Defender after suffering for years with paid programs that made my computer run slowly. That's all I've used for over 10 years now. As the computer dropped the network when it (mistakenly) didn't feel it was safe, I think I'm okay. And everything's backed up on two external hard drives and my desktop computer.
I did go to that site and they detected my address. That's as far as I dared to go. :)
On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 5:30 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
If you were in a large office, working on government projects with 100s of others, then a firewall would be important. One of the things that your router does (or at least should do) is shield your network from the legions of miscreants trying to find a way in. If you want to see how well your router is doing check it out here: https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2