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That's the modem, not the router.

 

Oh is that what that is LOL

 

brain fart.  I did not read your question well.  I guess I figured since I already stated what you ask in the very beginning of the thread that you were asking me about the modem now.

 

I recently bought both a new router and  modem from a store, not from my ISP.

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Just to keep things clear, the sb6141 Surfboard is a cable modem, not a router. Your Asus RT-AC68R is a router. It's also a wireless access point, an Ethernet switch, a firewall, a NAT engine..... The cable modem handles the job of converting Ethernet signals into ones that are compatible with your ISP's cable system. The router handles the Ethernet stuff.

 

JW, I guess that means we don't need to worry about putting the Surfboard into bridge mode :)

 

Regarding open ports: opening any port is a risk. The only way to have zero risk is to completely disconnect from the Internet. Of course, that's not practical. As long as it's directed to a specific computer (your server), and you have a good, long (21 characters or more), complex password (letters, numbers, special characters), your risk is greatly reduced. The longer a password is, the safer you are.

 

The other thing to do is make sure any ports that are not specifically needed are closed: that is, they will not respond to attempts to connect to them.

 

I'm not sure why you can't connect to your server using RWA by using the IP address — you should be able to.

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AND CHANGE THE DEFAULT CREDENTIALS ON THE ROUTER!!!   and yes I'm screaming!

 

Assuming by "default credentials" you mean to change the password to the router, of course I did that.

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Yes, he means the password, but also the username, if possible. Be sure to use a really strong password for the router. Remember, it's the front door to your network.

 

Yes, I've always done both of those with a fairly strong password; upper and lower case, numbers and special characters, etc.

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Not perfect.....but I've jumped onto enough unsecured wireless networks to know that about 50% of people don't chneg the credentials.  What level of encryption are you using?  Please don't say WPA.

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