Hello Mikrotik forum!
I think I might have missed something while I was taking notes here and feel that
i need help to understand a few things in RouterOS.
At many places there are boxes for exclamation marks that i can check or leave unchecked.
I don’t have found a clear explanation for the purpose of that.
I own a RB2011 with 5 Gigabit ports and 5 Fast Ethernet ports. In the initial default setup
from Mikrotik the wan port is located on the gigabit port number 1. Many users thinks it a waste
to use a gigabit port for a 100mb connection. Me on the other side don’t need any more gig ports,
can i leave the gateway on port 1, or is there any other arguments to set the wan port on the fast ethernet chipset?
I believe this question is the hardest to answer but i wonder if the firewall rules that is default in RouterOS
is safe enough for my network? basically i want to allow everything out and deny everything in, except if something is really needed like dhcp from my internet provider or other things i don t know about.
Is there any need to block portscanners if no ports are exposed to the internet?
Would be happy if someone clear things out!