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HungryGuy's avatar

Should I put my Xbox in the DMZ, or entirely behind the firewall, or does it make no difference at all?

Asked by HungryGuy (16044points) March 6th, 2010

If you’re a networking wonk, you’ll know what I mean…

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Parrappa's avatar

I DMZ my Xbox to connect to my friends, although from what I hear, it’s not exactly a good thing to do. It’s the only solution that I’m smart enough to figure out. I tried port forwarding but had no idea what I was doing. Then again, I’m not a network guru or anything…

sandystrachan's avatar

DMZ + XBOX = a bad thing since its microsoft and open to attacks .

HungryGuy's avatar

@sandystrachan – That’s what I was suspecting, too. Are there really Xbox viruses out there? And even if there are, what can an Xbox virus really accomplish…steal my high scores in GTA?

sandystrachan's avatar

Well if you use the xbox for online shopping or whatever or even have some account for the store , i guess it could steal your details just think of it as your pc without anti-virus would you trust it . ?

HungryGuy's avatar

I don’t use my Xbox for online shopping, I just use it to play games. I haven’t really considered all the issues yet, that’s why I asked the question :-) But you’re right, I’ll probably put my Xbox completely inside the firewall and use port-forwarding.,,

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