VPN setup, open port security? Share on Facebook Post on reddit Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Home › Forums › Networking › DSL, Cable, and other Broadband Issues › VPN setup, open port security? This topic has 2 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 14 years, 7 months ago by kayceexyz2001. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts ckctMember Feb 22, 2006 at 11:43 am #110356 Hey all, I am using two routers (BEFVP41s) to create a VPN. I have been testing in within the LAN and is able to connect and see other computers (ping). When I try to access another computer’s share folders, I have to do the following: – include Gateways of both routers (192.168.3.1 and 192.168.1.1) – Enable Netbios over TCP/IP – in XP Firewall, open the port 445 TCP to receive service from the other router My concern right now is whether opening such port will have any security risk? Base on this article article, it says u shoudln’t open it b/c hackers can use it to get data. This will be my setup for the network: Internet => Speedster 6300 (modem + router) => BEFVP41 (VPN router) => LAN I have done port scan using http://www.dslreports.com/scan/ and find no open ports. Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.