I've used openwrt in the past as a bridge/wifi ap but never as the main router so I have some familiarity.
I was able to ssh via the public ip which I disabled. Is there anything else I should know? I haven't seen anything else from my research.
Also what would be the proper method of allowing/dropping data from the outside (verizon)? I could do it from ip but rather do it by port etc in case the public ip changes.