How to Change NETGEAR Firewall Settings

By Michelle Varsallona

You do not have to use your computer's operating system to set up a NETGEAR firewall. If you use a wireless network with a NETGEAR router, you can utilize the router's configuration page to change the firewall settings. Using this will allow you to block and allow incoming and outgoing wireless traffic and data. This will protect your computer from potential viruses and other malware.

Step 1

Open your web browser and type "" in the address bar.

Step 2

Log in using your administrative name and password. By default, the name is "admin" and the password is "password."

Step 3

Open the "Security" tab.

Step 4

Click "Rules" and then "Firewall Rules."

Step 5

Choose "Add" to add any new allowances or restrictions, "Edit" to configure current ones and "Delete" to remove any allowances or restrictions.

Step 6

Click "Apply" to save your settings.