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Anonymous
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June 12, 2005 1:08:29 AM

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i have a router with three pc's on it all sharing internet and file with
each other.
how can i be sure that their files are not shared with other internet users,
not on my network, ie. you !! ;-)
or is that what the router does?
very new to networking so please be gentle.

how can i be more secure if i am not already.
i have passworded the router for the admin side of things.
i have set the range of the pc ip addresses to a minimum. i.e 123,123,123,0
to 123,123,123,3
not sure if this is a good idea! but it still works.


thank you.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
June 12, 2005 1:08:30 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

For specific advice, you should include the brand and model of the router.

In general, if the router has a firewall and the firewall is configured and
workiing properly, that's a good start.

There is a lot of good information available here:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx

Finally, limited the size of your DHCP pool isn't going to do anything for
you from a security standpoint.

Hope this helps.

"Help !!" <.> wrote in message news:eql4ZFsbFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>i have a router with three pc's on it all sharing internet and file with
>each other.
> how can i be sure that their files are not shared with other internet
> users, not on my network, ie. you !! ;-)
> or is that what the router does?
> very new to networking so please be gentle.
>
> how can i be more secure if i am not already.
> i have passworded the router for the admin side of things.
> i have set the range of the pc ip addresses to a minimum. i.e
> 123,123,123,0 to 123,123,123,3
> not sure if this is a good idea! but it still works.
>
>
> thank you.
>
>
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