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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In this example,
we've used Windows Explorer to browse to the root directory of the
C: drive. In the right-hand pane, we right-click, select New
| Folder, and enter the name Boystuff. Similarly,
we create folders called Girlstuff and Kidstuff.
specify sharing options for the Boystuff folder:
Right-click the folder and select Sharing and Security.
On the Sharing tab, select Share this folder
and enter a share name.
Add a comment if desired. This comment describes the share
and appears in My Network Places on other computers.
Leave the User limit alone. On XP professional, the
maximum limit is 10.