The layout of the network.. Second part of question experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/Q_20952943.html
Posted on 2004-04-14
Comment from LucF
Date: 04/14/2004 03:22AM EDT
>>Come on... That is a bad answer...
That was one of the most serious answers I ever gave, but I'm glad you liked it. :)
Ok, if you're serious, wait a few months. Better security will be on wireless network adapters in the near future. Furthermore, use MAC filtering, only allowing some network adapters in the network. Only you know how confident your data is, and if it's worth the risk.
I still advice you to reconsider, but of course, your choice.
Comment from diggisaur
Date: 04/14/2004 08:06AM EDT
If you want to try and lock down your wireless a little....
1/. Don't broadcast your SSID from your access points (that way it is invisible - Microsoft don't like it but I never had a problems - wirelss setups for 3 years now)
2/. Change the default name of your access points (dont user factory standard ones)
3/. Change the default password on your access points too.
4/. Use encryption (personally WEP is kind of crap - I see a lot of drop outs with WEP - WPA is more secure. Especially when 802.11x comes out)
Comment from diggisaur
Date: 04/14/2004 08:07AM EDT
Also MAC filtering as LucF stated is good also.....you can also set up firewalls on the wireless computers as well for additional security to prevent access to files....or control access.
Comment from goodenough
Date: 04/13/2004 05:42PM EDT
Out standing you two are making this membership woth the money.
OK so these are the specs on the wireless side.
1st - I was thinking that all secure information can be exchanged through terminal server sessions, or Citrix. dependant on the log on the user would have access to a session and a submition process. VB interface to database or what ever. This would be a secure server.
2nd this is the layout of the network. Each office having internet connection? and wirless in the building out to the WWW through the DSL line.. But were is that connection to the secure server? though a public IP or can it be to one of the other DSL routers in the other building?? DSL is not a constant IP to the router it is DHCP so i would need to get 1 IP address, for the one router in front of the Secure server.? correct.
Hope you understand this. I will award points to the both of you infact the second part of this question i will open into another question so i can split the points accordingly.