How to block ports to be PCI compliant using a Comcast Business router

Any business taking credit card information is required to be PCI compliant, which includes having certain ports blocked through the router’s settings

Prerequisites: Knowledge of how to access the router’s portal for general settings

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 20-30 minutes

Expected Outcome: The correct ports will be blocked and the firewall settings will be PCI compliant

Tools Required: The portal address for your router

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Access the portal for the Comcast router by typing into any browser
  2. Log in using your ISP credentials
    1. Username will be “cusadmin”
    2. Password is defaultly “highspeed” or “CantTouchThis”
      1. Password can be changed
  3. Navigate to the security/firewall section
  4. Block the following ports:
      1. 2082 (cPanel)
      2. 2083 (cPanel SSL)
      3. 2086 (WHM - Web Host Manager)
      4. 2087 (WHM - Web Host Manager SSL)
      5. 2095 (Webmail)
      6. 2096  (Webmail SSL)
  5. Make sure to save the new port settings