Secure Wireless Lan

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Apr 13, 2005.

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    Guest Guest

    A person named TD responded to a post that:

    "The best system I have found is First a NAT router with a DMZ set to a
    fictitious IP address"

    How would I go about doing this?

    I have a Linsys wireless router conected to a cable modem, 2 wired desktops
    and 2 wireless laptops in a peer to peer configuration. I would like to make
    the firewall and DMZ as secure as possible so I can share resources amongst
    the peers with relative security.
    Guest, Apr 13, 2005
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    Jack \(MVP\) Guest


    Bear in mind that though the same word Security is used to describe Secure Internet
    Connection and Secure Wireless, from a Computer functioning perspective there is No
    relation between the two.

    Wireless Security has Nothing to do with securing the Internet Connection.

    Wireless is just a replacement for a Wire and thus can be intercepted by people in the
    neighborhood attaching them self to your Signal and use your LAN and your LAN's Internet
    Connection. To avoid Local Tapping there are Wireless Security measures. These
    measures are unique to the Wireless components, and have to be used even if there is No
    Internet Connection.

    These short pages describe the basic principles of functional Wireless Security.

    Wireless Security -

    WEP, WPA, and the Future -

    Network Segregation -

    Cable/DSL Router Hardware NAT and Firewall/AntiVirus/AntiSpy applications are the ones
    that protect the Internet connection from being invaded/infested, and preventing your
    LAN computers (Wired and Wireless) from transmitting out to the Internet privileged

    All the computers (as a Network) would have basic Internet protection by using a
    Cable/DSL Router. In addition, each computer on your Network that has access to the
    Internet should have its own Internet Connection protection regardless of whether it
    uses Wire or Wireless.

    Internet -Basic protection:

    Assemble Freeware Security suit for Internet Connection:

    In addition you should have tools available to clean your computers if they get Infested
    with Internet "Junk".

    Internet Infestation:

    Basic Steps in cleaning Internet "Junk" -

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP\), Apr 13, 2005
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