- Disabling the Mac® computer’s built-in firewall
The Mac® Operating System has a built-in firewall that provides security by limiting or preventing access from the Internet to your Mac. Sometimes, software firewalls conflict with the hardware firewall that is built-in the Linksys router. In such cases, the built-in firewall on your Mac computer has to be disabled.
This article will show you how to disable the Mac’s firewall. To learn how, follow the steps below:
NOTE: If you’re using a third party firewall, contact the developer of the firewall and ask for assistance on how to disable it.
Click the Apple® icon then select the System Preferences… option.
Click Security & Privacy.
NOTE: There are some cases wherein the Security & Privacy is locked. Unlock it by clicking the lock icon located at the bottom left side of the window.
Once you get a Security and Privacy prompt, enter your computer’s administrative password and click Unlock.
Under Security & Privacy, select Firewall then click Turn Off Firewall.
Your Mac’s built-in firewall should be disabled now.
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