Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 18:31 Post subject: using as switch with firewall ect
I was wondering if I use the switch option on dd-wrt. If I have the firewall activated. Will all of the pc attached to the router have that firewall? If I have a static DNS put down. Will they also use that DNS?
I have been running T-mobile ISP, and the modem/router does not have anything to edit. So I am not sure if it has a firewall. I also want to use a different DNS. However it does have DHCP
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Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 0:21 Post subject:
Generally speaking, if you add a wireless router in-between the ISP and your devices (regardless if that connection is wired or WiFi), you will have a NAT, which is a good security measure to start with, and on top of that you can enable and configure (the basic part of) the embedded Firewall, and if you want to secure it even further, you can tweak the iptables. That goes for the DNS tweakings too (for instance I use an adblock for all my devices).
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My issue is that I do not think the T-mobile modem/router has a firewall. It also does not have an option to change the DNS. If I change this router to a switch. Is their a way to test and see if I have both working? If I have both enabled.