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Best way and most secure way to set a net drive on my LAN

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Keen, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. Keen

    Keen Guest

    I have a basic question and have an Idea on how to Do it.

    My network will look this after I connected a NAS box to it.

    ( internet)
    WRT54G - NAS

    So, what's the best way to have the NAS on my network with-out having to worrie about someone gaining access to it from the Internet and yet be able to map to my Laptop.

    My thought was to put the NAS on a different subnet..but I'm not sure how to set it up on the WRT54G.

    any Ideas?
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    What kind of NAS box do you have? Does it support permissions, and NTFS? If so....then nothing to worry about. Don't leave Administrator accounts blank, and have good usernames and passwords.

    However I'd still be prudent and use WPA security, change admin password on the router. Introduce MAC filtering as an added layer.
  3. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    Ensure your WRT firewall is enabled.
  4. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    if you have the modem plugged into the wan port and the nas plugged into a switch port of the wrt, then you have nothing to worry about (normal anti-wardriver rules apply to the wireless side however). the wrt acts as a firewall and blocks any incoming requests.

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