I am thinking about setting up a simple home NAS for media streaming and such, however I have a security concern.
My network is composed currently of my desktop and an ADSL Modem/Router/Access Point which is also my Gateway. I want to add a NAS and also connect my WD TV Live media player and TV to the network, however I am concerned about unauthorized accessibility of these devices from the outside.
The problem is that while my Router has a built-in Firewall, I had to disable it due to issues accessing some websites. I have tried looking for a firmware update to resolve this but my router is some 5 years old and has not received any updates since.
Security-wise, my desktop is running Comodo IS, I have hidden my SSID, use WPA2 for my wireless with a nice long key, have MAC filtering enabled, and am also using Comodo SecureDNS. IPs are dynamic but with a limited allocation range.
Do the above measures provide good enough protection regardless of the router firewall being disabled? Am I being paranoid?
Many thanks for your help.