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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If you don't know the IP address that your ISP temporarily assigns to you, you
can find it with the winipcfg commandin Win95/98.
(If you are using Windows NT, use the ipconfig command. An
ipconfig example can be viewed here.
Thanks to Jonathan Goldstein for this tip!)
Do the following:
Go to the Sharing computer and go on-line as you normally do by having the modem dial
Click on the Windows Start button, select Run and type
winipcfg. This window below will appear
Notice the drop down selection box where the adapter type name is displayed.
Select PPP Adapter. You'll then see your IP address as shown above.
Hint! If you right-click on the title bar of the IP Configuration
window and select Copy, you'll be able to Paste all the winipcfg
information into Notepad or another program in order to save the
information for future use! (Thanks to DJ Baumgardner for the tip!)
Finding the MAC address in Win 2000
[Thanks to Matt Caspermeyer for this tip!]
This command will output a lot of information about network adapters on
your system, including the Physical Address,
which is the MAC address. This information is located under the heading
"Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection".