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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The LAN port setup is very similar to the ISP Port setup.
Our example network has two LAN segments: Ethernet and Wireless.
The setup is the same for each one, the only difference being which adapter
you choose for the port.
1) Bring up the VIG Status View. Go
to the Menu bar and click on Ports and select New
2) Set the Port settings as shown below, where the
Using box is set to the Ethernet adapter that connects to
your LAN. Make sure Network Address Translation
and Can Serve DHCP are NOT checked in the Network
Properties section. The Static Address of 192.168.1.254 will be
set automatically. Click OK to save the Port.
3) Go to the Menu bar again, click on Ports
and select New Port. Set the Port settings as shown below,
where the Using box is set to the Wireless (or Phoneline)
adapter that connects to your LAN. Make sure Network
Address Translation and Can Serve DHCP are NOT
checked in the Network Properties section. The Static Address
of 192.168.2.254 will be set automatically. Click OK to
save the Port.
When you're finished, your Status View will look similar to this. NOTE
that your ISP port may look different, depending on what you named it
and what method you are using to connect to the Internet. This
window shot shows a Dialup (PPP) port named ISP.
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