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Set router filters for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMTP

I have a Win2k server with Terminal Services enabled and the clients work only on a Terminal Server connection (also using Outlook and Internet Explorer). The connection to the Internet is provided by a Netgear ISDN router. The question is, "Why does the router call the Internet if nobody asks for the connection?" How can I set the filters on the router for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMTP?

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Microsoft systems are notorious for sending broadcast messages. These messages tend to trick ISDN routers into connecting to the Internet. You are right that the proper solution is to implement filters; however, I do not know how to configure your specific router. I checked Netgear's site for you, but could not find online documentation. I hate to do this, but I have to recommend that you refer to the manual or call their technical support for more information.

This was first published in July 2001

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