how good is the shieldsup test?

hi i have a westell versalink 327w provided by verizon…it has a firewall at the 192.address…
i set this to high,when trying the shieldsup test all blocks are green,

Solicited TCP Packets: PASSED
Unsolicited Packets: PASSED
Ping Reply: RECEIVED (FAILED) — Your system REPLIED to our Ping (ICMP Echo) requests, making it visible on the Internet

how serious is this?
i don’t do games,bitorrent,p2p…
my desktop is hardwired


Do I understand you correctly that you get an IP address in the 192 range by your ISP?

Can you tell us a bit more about your network set up? What type of connection are you on? Cable, DSL, satellite, etc…? Are you the only person connecting or do you share you connection with others using a router?

dsl,desktop.and i’m the only one who uses it.

I looked up the modem you are using and it holds a router in it as is usually the case with DSL connections.

In that case Shields up is probing your router and not the Comodo Firewall on your computer.

I downloaded the pdf with the manual and at page 126 I found something interesting. If you put the Westell Firewall to medium of high it may not respond to the ping test. It is worth the try.

ok i have to admit i made a mistake…when checking the firewall at 192…
it was set to none…i use rules from this site and post Harden Your Westell 327 Firewall - Westell | DSLReports Forums

set it to custom [to accept the rules from that site] and all is well now

i was sent another router from verizon westell 7500…20 and 21 ports in blue 500 port in blue also
and here the problem is…when setting to high or medium i get this result
Solicited TCP Packets: RECEIVED (FAILED) — As
Unsolicited Packets: PASSED

when access "custom security’…it doesn’t let me add the rules like the previous one, it shows
different options…look at the picture

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I cannot comment on how to set up the Westell modem/router because I have no experience with them. I only quickly skimmed the manual. I think at DSL reports you may find better support to help set up your Westell modem/router.

You can trust me that CIS is a stealth firewall. To test CIS with SHields Up or similar services you need to either set your Westell temporarily to modem without NAT or set the Westell to let your computer directly face the web. The latter is also known as DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) or Exposed Host.

ok thanks