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Linksys/Cisco RV082 turn off firewall for specific IP addresses

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I'm having problems using my TiVo Premiere XL boxes on my network that is located behind a Linksys/Cisco RV082. These boxes do periodic connections to TiVo's servers and occasionally these connections fail for some unknown reason. The one sure-fire fix for the problem is to turn off the firewall at the router for the duration of the connection. Obviously, that isn't something that I want to permanently leave off.  TiVi has given me a list of about 30 ports that it says have to be open both incoming and outgoing. I can't seem to find any place in the settings where I can open outgoing ports, and it appears that the only place I can deal with incoming ports is in the port forwarding section. But I don't think that that will solve my problem because from what I can tell, even if I set up a service for each one of the ports that TiVo wants me to open, all the router will let me do is to forward traffic on that port to a specific network IP address.  The problem is that I have more than one TiVo box and all the boxes need the same set of ports open. On other firewalls that I've seen, you can set up a policy that opens a specific list of ports and then you can assign that policy to various internal IP addresses. The RV082 doesn't seem to let you do that. One thing I thought of was that there is an "all traffic" service that involves all available TCP and UDP ports. What would happen if I assigned this service to each one of my TiVo boxes? Would that effectively and completely open those boxes to the web (not a problem as there are no TiVo viruses that I am aware of) while maintaining the firewall on the rest of my network, as well as specific port forwarding assignments for other devices?
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