The DVD player I have is a 3600, not 1600.
I am having intermittent connectivity issues to the Internet with my 1600 DVD player. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. occasionally, I get an informational message asking me to check my connection to the LAN.
SS tech support has recommended disabling the firewall on my NetGear router. I dont get it for 3 reasons:
1.) If it was a firewall problem, the connectivity would not be intermittent. Either you would be getting blocked or not. Am I wrong?
2.) The firewall blocks unsolicited packets received on the Internet-facing interface of the NetGEar router, unless an access-list or port forwarding is configured to allow the traffic in. However, if I have my understanding correctly, the connections to the Internet are initiated by the DVD player, which sits on the trusted side of the router's firewall, so return traffic will be allowed back in by default because it is part of a stateful connection's return traffic.
So, to summarize, I dont see why SS would EVER recommend disabling the firewall, no matter what (as per point 2), but I am doubly confused by their suggestion to disable it in my situation?