Newbie question

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by David, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. David

    David Guest

    I already have a wired network at home, and I'm just about to install a
    router and a pci card in one of the pc's rather than run cables.

    It seems that the router (belkin) has 4 network sockets, so I'm guessing
    that I'll be ditching the old hub in favour of plugging the pc's that were
    connected to it into the router instead.

    The cable tv box provides the internet connection. At the moment, to get
    online I need to start the main pc first, then the others. With the new set
    up, will I be able to use any one of the pc's without the rest being on - as
    long as the router and cable box are powered up?

    I'm also a bit worried about security. I'd like to allow only the MAC
    addresses of the pc's on my network access - I assume that's possible?

    David, Jan 9, 2005
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  2. David

    mikeFNB Guest

    plug the STB or CM into the WAN socket of the router.
    then the PC's into the LAN router sockets.
    disable ICS (if ever used)


    power CM/STB let it settle.
    power router let it settle
    power PC's
    let them get auto IP.
    away you go.

    don't forget you will need AVG free & ZA free on EVERY machine.
    configure ZA free to allow (trusted zones) the router & the other ip's ad's

    At the moment, to get
    yes it the router's config menus

    mikeFNB, Jan 9, 2005
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  3. David

    Jack Guest


    The general connection should look like this:

    The word security is used to describe both Internet security, and Wireless

    However it is Not the same.

    Wireless - Basic Configuration:

    Wireless - Basic Security:

    Internet -Basic protection:

    Internet Infestation:

    Basic Steps in cleaning Internet "Junk" -

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Jan 10, 2005
  4. David

    David Guest

    OK - understood.

    Currently I run AVG or Norton on all machines - do I need to disable these
    before setup starts?

    The firewall I'm using is the windows XP home (sp2) one - do I have to
    disable that first?

    Currently I share the internet, and I'm assuming that I'm using ICS. I let
    windows set up the network. Do I have to manually disable this first?

    I don't know is the router will automatically set up the internet
    connection. I did read elsewhere that the cable company sees the new kit as
    new and I need to run the setup disk again. If this happens, can I set up
    the network first and then add the internet later?

    David, Jan 12, 2005
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