Google WiFi Stealth WAN Ports?


Does Google WiFi stealth closed WAN ports? I cannot find any information on their product info pages.

I picked up an AmpliFi HD router recently to replace my Apple Airport Extremes. Using Steve Gibson’s ShieldsUP, I found that it does not stealth the closed WAN ports. Not sure if this is still a best practice, but it makes me nervous with all the devices we have sitting behind the router. I guess that’s a question to throw out to Steve.

AmpliFI support said they’ll add to the requested features list and stealthing may appear in the future. Who knows when that will be. It’s disappointing that it is missing, considering the cost.

I’m not a fan of Google, so that’s why I didn’t go the Google WiFi route to start. I think Google WiFi is just another way for them to spy on my activities for advertising.

Comments (4)

4 responses to “Google WiFi Stealth WAN Ports?”

  1. Nicholas Kathrein

    I'm all in on Google. I don't even see all these ads I should now be getting since Google knows everything about me. I really think people here and already loyal to Apple believe this FUD. Yes Google gets tons of data on it's users but it's used to make better services as well as try to give it's customers ads they might care about. How dare they! They don't sell your data folks. It's like a match maker. They make matches. They don't give the info of all the people so the advertisers can make the matches because that would be worth less and be what these people spouting this FUD are telling people.

  2. Paul Thurrott

    If you think that Google Wifi is "just another way for them to spy on my activities for advertising" then just move on.

    • Chris_Kez

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      I think we need to find a way to move past the "Google is spying" narrative and the "Google is selling your data" narrative. People can still have fair and legitimate concerns about privacy vis-a-vis Google but the above narratives just short-circuit any kind of constructive dialogue.

  3. Chris_Kez

    Hi, I'm a neophyte. Can you please explain what it means to "stealth the closed WAN ports"?