Many routers will not require setting specific rules to allow traffic to flow freely between Weave's servers and your Weave phones, however, some firewalls do require specific rules to be created to allow this traffic to flow, uninterrupted and unfiltered.
This is especially critical if your firewall regulates outbound network traffic in any way (examples: URL blocking, domain filtering, DPI, etc.) For routers/firewalls requiring that specific rules to be created (see our router/firewall matrix to determine if your router/firewall is included), we recommend that you create the following rules that allow unrestricted and unfiltered traffic between Weave's servers and your phones.
- Outbound Firewall Rule - Allow All Traffic (Unfiltered) to Weave's servers
- Inbound Firewall Rule - Allow All Traffic (Unfiltered) from Weave's servers
Many firewalls now allow you to use an FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) in your rule-set. Weave highly recommends that you use this in order to add all of our many IP addresses in one rule. This will eliminate the possible need to constantly update IP addresses on your firewall/router, as Weave continually grows and adds new servers and IP addresses to our pool.
Weave's FQDN: allow.us1.weavephone.net/
If your router does not support FQDN, you will need to add all of these Weave IP addresses to your router/firewall.