Solved

open ports

Posted on 2006-11-15
2
232 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have used 'Shields Up' to look at my computers and they are showing ports 80 and 443 as open
the implication on the site is that this is a bad thing
both computers access the internet through a wireless router
both use windows firewall
should i close these ports and if so, how?
david cooke
0
Comment
Question by:cookedavid
2 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
dempsedm earned 50 total points
ID: 17949132
David, these ports are web server ports.  80 is http, and 443 is for secure http (https).  Chances are, these ports are open so that you can remotely log into your broadband router to configure it from outside your nework.  To close these, you can log into the web interface for your broadband router.  Usually you do this by typing the IP address of your router as a URL into your browser.  You will need to know the username and password you set when you configured your router.  Once logged in, look for a setting that says something like "allow remote administration" for http and https, and uncheck it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cookedavid
ID: 17949326
thanks
I have disabled the DMZ which I think was enabled by my teenage son
Shields Up is now showing that those ports are closed
thanks
dc
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

SHARE your personal details only on a NEED to basis. Take CHARGE and SECURE your IDENTITY. How do I then PROTECT myself and stay in charge of my own Personal details (and) - MY own WAY...
Healthcare organizations in the United States must adhere to the guidance of both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) for securing and protec…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now