The Netcomm NB5Plus4W router has a manufacturing defect which leaves port 1050 open (discussed on whirlpool). This leaves a dent in computer security setup if the router is meant to be used as a stealth firewall setup. A solution to this is to port forward. Here is a step by step guide (with screenshots) to do it.
A ShieldsUp! test shows the port open.
In your browser address bar, type 192.168.1.1 and press enter. This takes you to this page.
In Modem Username, enter admin. In Modem Password, enter admin. Then click login.
Click Advanced Settings.
Click Port forwarding on the left pane.
Under category, click user.
Create new rule.
Enter the details in the respective fields and click apply.
Click port forwarding in the left pane again.
Go back to the user category.
Select your rule. In my case, its called "enteranything". Click add. Then click apply.
Port 1050 is no longer open.
**Forgot to mention, you must launch the save all command for this to remain a setting. If you are having trouble, post a comment.
***Sorry about the picture sizes. Click on it to go back the the flickr photo page for the whole picture.
EDIT- According to GG who contacted Netcomm about this issue who claimed that you do not need to close the port and changing the username and password would be suffice. I see how changing the default login details would help, but I do also believe that there is added benefit in closing the port. Changing login details does not close the port 1050 and fails to pass the ShieldsUp firewall test.
Thank you to GG for being the first person to comment on my blog. THANKS.