"No Firewall?? The response from Linksys"0.5 starson by tsteffes
Cons: No Firewall support.
Summary: I called and inquired about the "you have to turn off the firewall to make this work" stance. After several hours of arguing with their tech support (who told me I needed to call Microsoft to find out what ports I needed to open up... idiot!), this was the response I received the next day via email:
"The WMA11B uses dynamic ports (changes all the time) for buffering purposes. You will not be able to use this with a firewall… This should not be a problem though for the fact that you “should” already have a Linksys router which contains an advanced hardware-based firewall."
And if I don't have a hardware firewall am I supposed to just open up my computer to attacks so I can listen to music?? Other products use set ports and rules can be created on the firewall to let the device talk to your computer.
This product stinks. The support stinks. Linksys's lack of concern for their customer stinks.
I will never buy another Linksys product again!!