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Wirless Network Security

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  • Started 7 years ago by Mustang27
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Mustang27
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We have a wirless network consisting of about 5 to 6 laptops. We would like to use a firewall to protect our network. How do we implement windows firewall on the network to avoid external contacts but allow access within network. How do we enable remote access, thru the firewall?

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michael
Posts: 568

I am not sure what you mean exactly, but for security:

Make sure that you have a WEP for accessing it. This ensures no one can connect to it, except those who have the key.

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Mike

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Teufel
Posts: 26

I am guessing you are using a wireless router, some wireless routers have a built-in firewall which you can configure. You can access most router settings by typing 192.168.0.0/1 in your browser.

URL: http://portforward.com/english.....rindex.htm

Here is something on Windows firewall;

URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windo.....ewall.mspx

Also you can use port forwarding & NAT to configure remote access through the firewall. I don't think I can explain the whole concept here, you can take a look at;

URL: http://portforward.com/help/pfprogression.htm

The first thing you should do is have WEP enabled as michael has already mentioned, however if your router has WPA support then you should go for WPA as it is better than WEP.

You can also find a lot of detailed help on these topics by just googling for it ... :-)

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