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Old 05-24-2010, 10:41 AM
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Glitcher
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Well, I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is I can finally get my laptop to communicate with my iPod. The bad news is I had to disable my router's security in order to do it.

While looking through my my router's security log, I noticed some odd entries:

Mon May 24 10:15:13 2010 1 Blocked by DoS protection 192.168.2.2
Mon May 24 11:48:47 2010 1 Blocked by DoS protection 192.168.2.2
Mon May 24 12:32:17 2010 1 Blocked by DoS protection 192.168.2.2
Mon May 24 12:59:06 2010 1 Blocked by DoS protection 192.168.2.2
Mon May 24 13:02:00 2010 1 Blocked by DoS protection 192.168.2.2
Mon May 24 14:17:21 2010 1 Blocked by DoS protection 192.168.2.2
Mon May 24 14:17:46 2010 1 Blocked by DoS protection 192.168.2.2

That's my iPod's current IP address displayed. I don't know what DoS protection is, but I tried disabling the router's security and my laptop can communicate with my iPod just fine. I tried looking through the list of firewall settings to see if I can keep the security on while still permitting the iPod, but I'm not sure what setting it is. You can see from the screenshot below that there are no IP filters in place, and MAC address filtering is also disabled. I also tried allowing the IP under Firewall>DMZ, but nothing changed. (For the record, I'm using a Belkin Router G.)

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If you don't know how to stop my Belkin router from blocking my iPod's IP address, is it wise to disable my router's security?
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