iron man is anemic Posted January 24, 2010 Share Posted January 24, 2010 Hello, im a noob when it comes to alot of advanced networking and linux things so please forgive my ignorance, but here is what im trying to do. I have my main d-link dgl-4500 wireless router hooked up via lan cables to my ps3, cable modem, media PC, and wireless to my laptop. When we tried to connect my roomates ps3 to my wireless network it would timeout due to how its configured and the ps3 being picky with wireless networks. Since his ps3 was in another room its not economical to run a lan cable to my router, so i connected his wireless router (a netgear WGR614) to mine (lan port of d-link to wan port of netgear) since i knew his ps3 will connect to his router just fine. While this setup works, what im worried about is someone gaining access to my network via his wireless router, as he is able to view my networked computers and gain access to the web configuration of the d-link router. I have my d-link router configured to be hidden with a 64 character sudo random password and WPA2 personal using the AES cipher, as to prevent unauthorized access to my network, but his is alot more simplistic (ie: discoverable, short password, default configuration password), as to keep the compatability with all of his devices he runs (ie: macbook, ipod touch, ps3, etc...). Is there a way to limit the access of the netgear router to internet only so it doesnt comprimise the security of my network, or will i need a purely wired router as an intermediary to completely seperate the 2 wireless networks? If you cant tell im a bit paranoid about my security. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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