Hello experts, I need some advice on the best way to set up my home network so that I can have a nice balance between convenience and security. Here is my situation:
I have the following devices:
-Linksys cable modem
-Hotbrick 401 firewall
-Dell Truemobile 2300 WiFi router
-Two PCs (with Norton Internet Security installed)
-Iomega 250gig "Network" hard drive
-One Dell Pocket PC with Wireless card
Here is what I want to do:
-Browse Internet with my PCs (duh)
-Wirelessly Browse the internet with my PPC (it only supports WEP encryption) :(
-I do NOT want my 250gig HD exposed to people on the internet or a potential hacker of my WiFi point
What can I do? I was thinking about having the devices hooked up in this order. Internet -> Cable Modem -> Dell WiFi Access Point (so I can browse internet with PPC) -> Hotbrick firewall -> 3 devices connected behind firewall (2 PCs and 1 network HD).
If my 2 computers and 1 network HD are behind the firewall, would they be in danger if the WiFi access point got hacked? Are there steps I can take to protect my 3 devices and still browse internet wirelessly?
Thanks in advance.