Preventing a User from Accessing Confidential Files

5 pts.
Tags:
Belkin
Linksys
Network Browsing
Routers
Security
Wireless networking
I have a home network which is hooked up to a Cox DSL Router. The Cox DSL Router is then plugged into a Linksys Wireless Router by CAT5. Running off of the Linksys Router is a CAT5 going into 1 desktop in the same room. I also have a desktop (main computer) that connects via Belkin Wireless. Now, here's the question. If I connect another desktop (referred below as "new desktop") to the Linksys Router via CAT5, how do I prevent it from accessing confidential documents on both of my other desktops? Basically, I want the "new desktop" to have access to ONLY the Internet. No file browsing whatsoever. Can this be done? If you need more info, please let me know.

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

If your router cannot segment the network then the easiest thing to do is to setup a software firewall program on each system like sygate personal firewall and block ALL incoming traffic. If you want to share between the 2 original systems but not the third you can then setup individual rules to let in traffic from the MAC address of the other system only. You can even narrow it down to what protocol if you want.

Discuss This Question: 1  Reply

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • I assume you are using winXP on all your systems. WinXP by default is not set to share files, even if the internet is shared via router. As long as there is no experienced hacker is trying to hack into your computer, the default security setup in XP should serve you. Just make sure your wireless router is secured by a password. Yusuf Salwati "Visit my ITKE blog on IT Project Management"
    0 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following