I’m not a complete noob when it comes to networking but it seems I don’t fully understand the concept behind the Shield. And because there’s no manual available yet, I have some other questions.
- Firewall: I was excited about the automatic intelligent firewall of the Shield for our small office. But I was suprised to find out there seems to be no possibility to configure additional manual rules. How can I block certain ports or applications from accessing the internet or our network (incoming/outgoing)? How can I enable certain ports for certain clients? Is it too obvious so that I just don’t see it or is this not possible with the Shield? That’s how I did it on our current “dumb” firewall but I’m willing to learn if there’s better ways.
- What’s the LED for?
- What’s the USB-Port for?
- General network question: if I provide the login information for our fibre modem in the Shield, will the Shield be our new “gateway”? Currently that is the router provided by our telecom company which has the login information for our internet access.
Thanks in advance!