DMZ or demilitarized zone is a physical or logical subnetwork that exposes an organization’s external facing services to a usually larger and non-trusted network, usually the internet. It is a way to enhance connectivity and performance over the internet, as it helps electronic signals to bypass strict firewall and router security and open all ports for faster delivery of data packets. The disadvantage of DMZ is that the security of your system is at stake, as it leaves the computer open to all.
Linksys Tech Support suggests you to remember these points when enabling the DMZ feature in your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router:
- If you want to use the IP address then be sure to set up a static IP address to the computer that you want to expose as the IP address may change if set it to DHCP.
- And if your router has a DHCP reservation feature then you can use it, instead of setting up a static IP address on your computer.
This Linksys Tech Support article will guide you to enable the DMZ feature on your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account:
Follow these steps:
- Log in to your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.
- On the security screen, select DMZ from the tabs and click the button to turn ON the DMZ feature.
- Select the option for the Source IP Address and enter the correct values required.
- Enter the Destination IP Address. This is the IP Address of your computer you have set up for DMZ.
- Click on Apply to save the changes and then click OK to exit.
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Linksys Tech Support. Call on Linksys Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.