Tips for Securing Your Home Router
Seemingly minor and easily overlooked settings can still have profound security implications. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your wired or wireless home router — and by extension, your network — is as secure as possible.
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This example shows a Cable Modem WAN connection (or it could be a DSL or other
broadband connection) with a shared single ISP IP address. It contains
wireless and Ethernet clients and has one subnet.
See this page
if you'd like help in setting up this type of network.
1) The wireless clients are on the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.1.X, as the Ethernet
clients. This is because the Wireless Access Point (Bridge) does not
create another subnet.
2) The Cable modem to router connection may need to be made via
crossover cable or normal UTP cable, depending on the modem's LAN
port configuration. See this page
for more information on when to use a crossover cable.
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