DMZ stands for Demilitarized Zone and it lets user open all the ports for any computer he wants. By default, router blocks the traffic from the internet to access the services or devices in your network by closing the ports for security purpose. You can however open the ports for any device if you want other people over the internet to use any of your service you offer by using that specific port which you have opened using port forwarding. Port forwarding allows you to open specific ports and you should know what service use what ports in order to configure port forwarding.
DMZ however lets user open all the ports for a computer and the information of the ports is not necessary to be known to the user since DMZ opens all the ports for that computer.
Netgear Tech Support recommends you not to use DMZ unless you know exactly what you are doing since the firewall for the computer which is in DMZ is disabled and anyone over the internet can have access to your computer easily and can also steal your data or attack your network.
This Netgear Tech Support article will guide you on how to configure a device in DMZ.
Follow steps below to configure your device in DMZ:
- Open a web browser from the computer which is connected to the router.
- Go to http://www.routerlogin.com or enter the IP address of the router.
- Enter the username and password when prompted to get access to the configuration page of the router.
- Go to ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
- Click the Default DMZ Server checkbox and type the IP address of the device which you want to configure in DMZ.
- Click on Apply button to save your settings.
Your device is now configured in DMZ.
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Netgear Tech Support. Call on Netgear Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017
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